Stephen Paul Day

Stephen Paul Day mines fairy tales for themes such as truth and deception, beauty and beastliness, innocence and its loss. His superbly crafted sculptures and skillfully executed drawings reflect the symbolism found within the psychological/sexual/mythic/moral subplots of folktales. Many of his works are sharp and biting while others are beautiful and whimsical. Despite being labeled as a postmodernist, Day regards himself instead as a Metamodernist – a reactionary offshoot working between a certain Modernism vocabulary and Postmodernism technique. It is defined as, “a new romanticism with a purpose, stressing engagement, affect and storytelling.”