Steven Derks

South of Grant, November 9 & 10, 2019 | 10am-5pm

Artist Bio

Throughout the 1980s, I worked as a Native Plant Specialist (cactus cop) for the Arizona Department Of Agriculture. I enforced the Endangered Species Act for threatened, rare and endangered plants in Arizona. This resulted in my appreciation for the aesthetic diversity of cactus and succulents.

Description of Medium

I want to make a photo that illustrates a close-up intimacy with the plant. The paradox in this is that the cactus, by its own spiny nature, defies intimacy.


Activities Offered

Artist Meet and Greet / Q&A, Art for Sale

Getting There