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Steven Schroeder

Steven Schroeder

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I am a poet and visual artist who spent many years moonlighting as a philosophy professor — most often in interdisciplinary settings, most recently at the University of Chicago Graham School. I studied at the University of Chicago (where I received my Ph.D. in Ethics and Society in 1982) and Valparaiso University (where I received my B.A. in Psychology in 1974).

I grew up on the High Plains in the Texas Panhandle, and that is where I first learned to take nothing seriously. Emptiness plays an important role in both my poetry and my painting: I often find myself spending as much time on what is not there as on what is. This usually means focusing on a single image and letting the whole composition spring up around it — not a narrative but an all at once that evokes a here and now that is, here, now, neither. A likely story is likely to grow out of this when readers and viewers encounter it, but I hope my art always invites more than it contains.

inflections
inflections
  • 20 x 14 in
  • $500.00
tree of life 5
tree of life 5
  • 11 x 14 in
  • $500.00
tree of life 6
tree of life 6
  • 14 x 11 in
  • $500.00
via crucis
via crucis
  • 36 x 24 in
  • $750.00
white burns in pitch black
white burns in pitch black
  • 20 x 14 in
  • $500.00
a cloud of witnesses
a cloud of witnesses
  • 11 x 14 in
  • $300.00
an earthlike planet 1
an earthlike planet 1
  • 14 x 11 in
  • $300.00
an earthlike planet 2
an earthlike planet 2
  • 14 x 11 in
  • $300.00
black alders, gray water
black alders, gray water
  • 20 x 14 in
  • $500.00
burning off fog
burning off fog
  • 36 x 24 in
  • $750.00
for Saint Brigid: circle dance
for Saint Brigid: circle dance
  • 36 x 24 in
  • $750.00
grass to ground and air to skying
grass to ground and air to skying
  • 36 x 24 in
  • $750.00
leap of faith
leap of faith
  • 36 x 24 in
  • $750.00
like flint 1
like flint 1
  • 14 x 20 in
  • $500.00
moonlight
moonlight
  • 36 x 24 in
  • $750.00
sky waking at twilight
sky waking at twilight
  • 14 x 20 in
  • $500.00
the last white leaf
the last white leaf
  • 20 x 14 in
  • $500.00
for Saint Brigid
for Saint Brigid
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  • 20 x 14 in
like flint 2
like flint 2
  • 20 x 14 in
  • $500.00
almost human
almost human
  • 20 x 14 in
  • $500.00
all at once
all at once
  • 36 x 24 in
  • $750.00
thirteen ways
thirteen ways
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  • 14 x 20 in
don't worry about a thing
don't worry about a thing
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  • 14 x 20 in
study
study
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  • 20 x 14 in
white burns
white burns
  • 14 x 20 in
  • $500.00
empty promises 3
empty promises 3
  • 14 x 24 in
  • $500.00
february 2
february 2
  • 20 x 14 in
  • $500.00
in bloom 2
in bloom 2
  • 36 x 24 in
  • $750.00
Empty Promises 1
Empty Promises 1
Sold
  • 36 x 24 in
Empty Promises 2
Empty Promises 2
  • 24 x 36 in
  • $750.00
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