A multilayered collage featuring a connecting staircase

Steven Rudin, On the Bright Side (2023). Photomontage. 60 x 40 x 2 in. Photo Credit: Roman Dean.

I am a multimedia artist, art educator, and psychiatrist. My work explores collage as a metaphor for memory and identity. Combining elements from still life and landscape, I construct multilayered scenes filled with repeated opportunities for new discoveries.
During Dumbo Open Studios, visitors will see collages and photomontages from the “Perspectives Series.” In these works, sweeping vantage points are designed to transport the viewer into the scene, a metaphor for the ability to both observe and participate in life. Flowing compositions are symbolic of the continuum between reality and imagination, between memories and dreams, between past and present.