International Art Commissions
Steve Downey is keen to work internationally. Below are details of two of his international art commissions:
"Andes Sin Fronteras" Sculpture Symposium in Cusco, Peru, 2008: "POTOSI PYRAMID"
Steve was one of 10 artists from Europe, Canada and South America, taking part in the first International Sculpture Symposium in Cusco, Peru in 2008.
The symposium, supported by UNESCO, brought together artists and academics to "explore ways and means of benefiting from the planet’s resources without disturbing the proper functioning of the Earth's System".
Steve created a 4 meter high pyramid out of bamboo canes, fabric, wood, stones and paper.
The sculpture, entitled "POTOSI PYRAMID" was based on Steve's recent experience in the mines at Potosi, Bolivia.
International Art Symposium in Kleinbreitenbach, Germany, 2001: "OBELISK"
Steve was one of five international artists taking part in the International Art Symposium at Kleinbreitenbach, Germany in 2001.
Over the period of a week Steve built an 8ft high "OBELISK" using a mixture of collage and paint on wood, commemorating the year 2001 with a tribute to Arthur C Clarke's 2001 Space Odyssey.
One side of the Obelisk represented Steve's history as an artist and Essex, his local county in England.
The other side of the Obelisk represented Germany and Steve's reaction to the local village.
Steve worked with local children, who created images of themselves and the things most important to them, and these images were installed on the two edges of the Obelisk sculpture.
The final work was installed in a field, forming part of a sculpture trail that has grown over the years.