The word ‘creativity’ is used when new ideas are needed or things of high imaginative power are achieved. Not many people are blessed with creativity. Stephen Lawson is an Afro-German blessed with artistic creativity. In a spacious atelier in Soest, Germany, Steve creates intricately beautiful sculptures using natural materials like marble, granite stones and woods. In September 2003, Afritopic editor had the opportunity to interview the soft-spoken sculptor as published below.
Afritopic: Were you into Arts early at school?
Steve: At school, I always wanted to be creative. I was good in science subjects especially in physics and initially thought of pursuing a technical career like my father. However, after my high school graduation (German Abitur), I decided to study architecture. I matriculated at the University of Bochum. Though I found architecture interesting, I realized that I wanted to be creative doing something practical. Meanwhile, a friend introduced me to painting and I started painting.