Stevie Meder grew up in a small town called Beacon Falls, CT where her parents, until her teens, ran a cardboard box factory together. She has vivid memories of her mothers’ motorcycle sitting stationary in the factory, the sound the cardboard made sliding around on the conveyor belts, the hiss and thud of the dies, rollerblading through the 30,000 square foot facility, and especially driving the forklifts with her father. These memories often roam to the cemetery directly next tot the factory where two of her younger sisters are buried. One lost due to medical malpractice, one to a medical anomaly. These instances instilled both a real fear and an indefatigable interest of the medical field and specifically surgical procedures, which is reflected in here current work.
Stevie obtained a degree in Industrial Design from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, during which time she actively bent most assignment’s rules in the pursuit of her own truth. She’s worked in woodshops, metal shops, with 3D printers, lasers, robotic mosaic making arms, and has programmed other mass-manufacturing machinery. She continues to enjoy her development as an artist, with a keen eye on where art and design intersect.
On view March 5 through March 30, 2016
image Fingers, 2016
acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″