(1933 - 2011)
Stephen DeStaebler was active/lived in California, Missouri. Stephen DeStaebler is known for monumental ceramic figure sculpture.
Biography Stephen DeStaebler
Interview with Stephen De Staebler, 1995
Copyright by Jessie Benton Evans
Jessie Benton Evans: Did you always want to be a sculptor?
Stephen De Staebler: I wanted to be an artist, but for reasons I'm not quite clear about, I went to a university with no art department. I had to major in my junior year, so I thought, "The closest thing to art is art history." Wrong. That's when I gained a first-hand understanding of the conflict between the hemispheres of the brain. Art history is essentially a linear discipline, and art-making is a right hemispheric function. It's like oil and water. My way out of the crisis in the first semester was to major in religion. It was wonderful and terrible. I learned about any number of religio
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