W. Steve Rucker

Steve Rucker is a sculptor and painter now specializing in creating imaginative installations. Originally from southeast Tennessee, Rucker has stated, “My work is directly inspired by the Southern landscape, the work of visionary outsiders, agriculture, social and environmental ironies, and any music with a good beat.” Steve Rucker has a strong connection to the crafts tradition, particularly the making of ceramics. His sculptures, paintings and installations have become increasingly narrative usually conveying an incisive look at what the artist terms “this land of plenty.”