Stephen Wozniak
Next Steps
MDF, acrylic paint, lacquer finish, Corian®
10 ½” H x 44″ W x 3¼” D (27 cm H x 112 cm W x 8.25 cm D)

Next Steps alludes to the 12 basic steps that members of recovery groups (Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, etc.) follow to regain their lives by conceding to their compulsions, accepting a higher power, finding hope, making amends, and other important breakthroughs. While the piece appears like a long protective bandage, the 12 chrome wire pulls provide numerous places to reach out for help. In some sense, those in recovery are always on one step ascending to the next and even when they lapse, can return to the cycle for redemption.