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Artist Statement

Stephen Balamut , born in Brooklyn in 1941, studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, apprenticed with Phillip Pavia. My expressions as an artist are represented in the intimate connection with my materials: paint, wood, clay and marble.
I do direct carving, not knowing what the work is going to look like until it’s finished and this is a reflection of my life…..not knowing the outcome.
Never an academic, my form of schooling, part art and part science--a path of self knowledge.”