“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance” ~ Aristotle

Telling Stories Through Introspection … Aristotle’s quote very well captures the essence of the Stephen SoulDuster Art. The collection explores the artist’s emotions through self-examination, thus the name “SoulDuster”. Every painting tells a story, a story that reflects viewpoints, feelings, and tiny snippets of life. The artwork is often layered with meaningful poems, lyrics and folk sayings that audiences can relate to. Stephen hopes to inspire his audiences to internalize the stories, explore their own emotions, interpret the paintings based on their life experiences, and make them Their SoulDuster.