Steve was born in Des Moines and has spent most of his adult life in Iowa City. He lives in a group home operated by Systems Unlimited of Iowa City. He is moderately mentally challenged such that he has no educational or work history. He attends a day activity program sponsored by Systems Unlimited where he works on his art. He is quite productive and the activity room where he spends three days a week is filled with his art. He loves watching movies in his group home.
Steve's unique art pieces make use of cardboard. The background is painted on cardboard, then small pieces of cardboard are cut out from pre-painted cardboard. The variation on a theme is very striking with a three-dimensional effect. The color disks are made of a sturdy board and painted including glitter.