Rich Stevens

drugs before cellphones


mixed media with plug in light


Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.5 x 5"


The Backstory:


In late 1993, amid the chaos and debris of the Cola Wars, the head scientist in charge of Crystal Pepsi fled to Rock Candy Mountain Washington with his wife and three children.

​Secluding themselves in a secret cave laboratory deep within the mountain, the family subsisted entirely on rock candy, crystal soup, and cave fungi. To while away the years the siblings created elaborate sculptures depicting the food of their memories.

​With the death of their parents and a dwindling cave fungi supply the siblings re-entered the world after twenty five years.​

Presented today are a selection of their sculptures produced during their isolation.

Rich Stevens, drugs before cellphones

  • Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Rich McBride Stevens earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in printmaking and drawing from Birmingham-Southern College in 2001. After college, he exhibited extensively in Birmingham, AL and later in Atlanta, GA. Rich currently lives in Seattle, WA and can usually be found working in his home studio.