In July 2013 Stephen switched highway signs in Napa, normally advising us that we are being watched from the air, with his own designs that were”Speed enforced by drones” “He isn’t part of any activist organization, but his message is: “Watch out, this is coming” “… all the snooping on Internet and phones, and drones really ties into that.”
Stephen’s current body of work “Drones and Towers” are drawings which depict Guard Towers, Observation Towers and Drones. They are large pastel paintings that depict big drones like the Predator and Reaper. Some are studies of sculptures. They are made with charcoal or chalk pastels on paper, and show the means of their making with marks from the transfer technique using finger and hand prints.
Stephen’s bodies of work include installations, stellar sculptural pieces, one of a kind furniture and video installations. stephenwhisler.net/