Uptown Magazine (Spring 2014) ART Stephon Senegal Washington, DC Stephon Senegal creates personal diaries through sculpture. By putting himself on display, he creates bold and beautiful pieces revealing the oftentimes tumultuous ebb and flow of the human condition. As a Louisiana youth, he would make his own toys out of popsicle sticks and black electrical tape, but has since graduated to bronze and other metals because they help present the body as a metaphor for life. “The work is a deconstruction and rebuilding of the self and the things that go with it in terms of vice, obsession and sexuality,” says Senegal. “An individual really can’t access who they are completely until they are tested both physically and mentally in regards to the ability to deal with what life may throw at them”.