Stephan’s sculpture “multiple choice” consists of a fine and almost graphic gesture in steel. The delicacy of the large "X-sculpture" is perplexing given its material, size and weight. Its simplicity is convincing and intricate - perhaps to some extent even iconic like universal symbols or icons should be.
Although Stephan's large sculpture truly is an "X" and the major part of the ensemble it is the four smaller ones that set the stage and add meaning to the spatial realm. They are visual stumbling blocks, commanding a presence and define the space the viewer can access even though they are only a fraction of the size of the large one. It is this conversation and interaction of the pieces that adds a convincing narrative and meaning to the ensemble. Nevertheless, indication of the true quality of Stephan's sculptures is that each on its own has an evident and self-sufficient validity and presence.