"The world according to Robert Stivers is an anxious place in which vision of all is impaired, and in which no one, introvert or extrovert, can immediately feel entirely comfortable or secure...spun around, unmoored from our reference points, off-center, we are thrust abruptly in this astigmatic dramaturgy, rife with hints of ancient ritual, elemental forms, animal spirits, charged objects, celebrants and mourners, births and sacrifices, rushes and pauses, gaps and proximities."
"Robert Stivers profession is alchemy, the transmutation of base materials into gold. If there’s a more succinct description of a photographer’s work, we haven’t heard it. Fortunately they don't burn sorcerers anymore. They give them gallery shows instead."