A Pennsylvania native residing on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii since 2008, Steven Kean is an artist working primarily in the woodcut method of relief printmaking. Woodcut is a technique where the artist carves into a block of wood leaving raised areas to receive ink. The inked block is then printed on paper. Kean’s work is a collection of wave and coastal studies utilizing this technique. It is driven by a passion for the process and a love affair with the ocean. The woodcut prints are an exploration into the dichotomy of stillness versus movement, translating a symbiotic connection between human and water into visual language. When Kean is not creating art he is usually surfing his favourite breaks on the North Shore, finding inspiration for future works and escaping to his happy place. You may recognize Steven’s work from the Vans World Cup of Surfing 2017 poster.