The Creation of Venius
Welcome to Studio STP
Who is STP anyway?
Well I am Stanley the Pig, yes true as true can be, I am he. STP (aka, Skip Newton) is the nom de plume I assume when I steal into my studio and root through dusty bins of available materials to create something fun.
Over the years, I have developed an appreciation for the juxtaposition of cast away objects - bits of metal, weathered wood, bones, and shells, and how they interact with an environment that binds them all together. I have accumulated dozens and dozens of objects during my travels and held on to them because they were “interesting.” Over time interesting objects evolved into experimentation with assemblages of little found treasures and other available materials. Stacking and unstacking, welding and cutting, machining and twisting, painting and sandblasting – progressing from clutter and chaos, to simple and structured. Without a formal art education, I have drawn upon my background as a mechanic, boat builder, inventor, and marine scientist to create pieces that incorporate the natural beauty of found objects with common structural materials. The principal focus of my art is perspective change, a point of view that blends balance and tension. Over the past several years, some of my sculptures have been exhibited at the San Diego County Fair where several have won awards and at the Fallbrook Art Center. Residing in Fallbrook, CA I grow avocados and when inspiration strikes I play the role of bricolage sculptor.