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Steven Siegel (born 1953) is an American sculptor. He is noted for his environmental artwork, particularly using recycled materials such as newspapers, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles.He was born in [White Plains], New York. After graduating from Hampshire College (1976) in Amherst, Massachusetts, he received a Masters of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute (1978). Steven Siegel's early interest in geology was stimulated after reading Basin and Range by John McPhee. The question of deep time was something he needed to explore. Sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, in 1983 he visited the same places where Dr. James Hutton, a medical doctor turned geologist, made his discoveries in Scotland. The geologic processes that were at work in the present were the same processes at work in the distant past. The rock formations in Scotland were the result of these processes at work over millions of years. The experience had resonated with him and is reflected in his artwork.

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