In late 2007, the urge to express, the necessity to create visual record, came rushing forward into Steve Haweeli's life. The compulsion came with hesitation and fear. He labored in his subterranean studio and told no one.
Haweeli's paintings have been a process of excavation-revealing layer upon layer of hidden meaning through the medium of paint. These paintings are informed by his various incarnations-gravediggers, traveler, linguist, actor, seminarian, volunteer, barman, wordsmith, and entrepreneur-thus contributing to his particular vision of the mosaic of our experience here; the symbol of the cross permeating the visual dialog within himself. These creations express the alchemy of fury and freedom which he continues to unearth in himself. The excavation continues.