By Heike Dempster
Oringal post Art Districts Magazine – Florida
With “Dreamscapes: The Metaphor Has Shifted to Healing,” artist Stephen Arboite presents a series of soulful and spiritual works focusing on a metamorphosic journey, inviting viewers along on an emotional and introspective path to self-discovery and healing.
The paintings are representative of the past 10 years of Arboite’s artistic practice and are as much rooted in the present. They are continuations of investigations he started to pursue while a student, when he first discovered coffee as a medium. Initially chosen based on a lack of resources, the coffee soon led the artist on a powerful journey to explore his Haitian heritage and various discourses on the Caribbean diaspora.