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  • Writer's pictureSteve Willis

Transforming trash into treasure

Steve Willis is a rare breed of human on a fantastical voyage to redefine the framework of possibility. He is a Mayan Kiwi born in Wellington 1981 to a father from New Zealand and a mother from Guatemala. He is a global citizen and having lived between the nations of Mexico, Venezuela, Guatemala, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States.

Steve began uncovering his aesthetic potential in high school before going on to study photography at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2003. He continued his education in the Master of Fine Arts program until 2005 before moving to Australia to further cultivate his original and unusual style of art creation.

He began his career as an independent artist in 2010 focusing firstly on his still life photography; later adding sculpture, installation, and performance to the imaginative repertoire that established him as a leader in the Australian Visionary Art scene. Steve repurposes and upcycles different materials through his very unique process of creative reuse that transforms and elevates objects from ordinary to extraordinary.

He is a determined dreamer that is known for astonishing people into states of playful fascination and puzzled interest while delivering potent messages of positivity, harmony, and authenticity. He considers creativity to be a sacred practice; his artwork is his chosen service to humanity, and he is on a mission to support our spiritual evolution.

The Light Wizard continues to marvel viewers, intrigue imaginations, capture curiosities, and offer an unexpected perspective with his fresh and distinct form of visual alchemy.

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