In short, a human being, making, thinking, reframing, sharing, and loving
with high hopes of inspiring the same in others.
Deeply interested in what connects us,
especially if it involves a sensory or emotional experience of food.
Steph Mantis for B&Hprofile & ad campaign
My bio-art and family’s pizzeria were recently featured in a customer story ad for B&H.
Released October of 2021
“Bloom” for SAGAGlass, brass, white ash.
“Bloom” is a candy caddy for SAGA, a fine dining restaurant perched on the 63rd floor of 70 Pine Street, a landmark Art Deco tower in New York’s Financial District.
Saga opened in August of 2021.
“Wind Honey” by Peals.Music Video
Float through the cosmos inside a single drop of honey. Shot using a microscope, Wind Honey is a meditative, abstract journey through a golden, viscous universe.
Directed by: Steph Mantis & Bruce Willen
Microscope & Camera: Steph Mantis
Edited by: Bruce Willen
Released July 2020
Forever PizzaReal pizza, lucite
Made with mini-slices from my family’s pizzeria, Pizza By Alex located in Biddeford, Maine.
Animal Butt Magnetslicensed and distributed by Kikkerland
Will sign butt(s) of your choice upon request.
Pack Rack: Trophy EditionBrass and reclaimed wood
This is tiny.
It’s made for keys and necklaces, not coats.
10” x 1/5” x 0.5”
(Digital photos taken through a microscope.)
The following images are composed of hundreds of individual images. Each “frame” is actually a stack of images compressed to make one image, and then that compressed image is stitched with other compressed images to make a singular composition.
The above images are licensed and distributed by VAST.
Bio-Art Printsmiscellaneous glimpes of nature
Look again, look closer; there is beauty in everything.
visual experiments with language
“Begin Again”Solid brass
A door symbolizes new opportunities, a change of perspective; a chance to begin again. Through subtle use of text, the knob becomes a tool; aligning the body and mind as it enters a liminal space. In this balanced position, spiritual growth is possible. By carving this classic Trajan font derivative and aligning the last two letters of each word, we are reminded that to truly begin again, we must ultimately journey inward.
I Contain MultitudesIf we believe this, then we inherently don’t believe that.
Practice is (an) active /act of devotion
If You Don’t Act, You Pay The Price
Prints available, drop a note.
INSECURITYEmbroidered knit beanie
Because no one that wears a “security” hat actually has it.
And because to work on our insecurities, it helps to externalize them.