Cardboard Canvases: Artist Frederick Stivers
There is a quiet disarray that surrounds most of Fredrick Stivers artwork. It reminds one of the ripples left on the surface of a stream right after some trout has lunged at a mayfly. You know something arresting is lurking nearby if you know where to focus.
That’s because Stivers is known for sketching hauntingly realistic images of the wilderness he loves on any surface he can find. If you squint your eyes enough, you could swear that the wildlife and characters he encounters along the streams he fishes, the duck blinds he haunts, and the forests he roams are alive in his art. They could turn and give you a knowing smile at any minute.