Stefan Bishop’s aesthetic was born from the rugged elements of the terrain and the raw materials of a homesteading life. Hand-drawn water, rough-sawn boards, orchards married with the forest and watching his father fell giant timber would leave lasting impressions that are revealed in his work to this day. At the heart of his endeavors are the forces of root, wood, earth and stone, which are expressed with outstanding craftsmanship and a vision that honors archetypal themes found in nature. Unfettered by the semantic distinction between art and design he moves freely in both realms. Whether serving a base utilitarian function or existing as purely sculpture, all of his work possesses the strength to penetrate conceptual and unspoken realms. He created his Los Angeles-based studio in 2012 and joined RALPH PUCCI in 2020.