In 2012, Steimer started workin on decommissioned boat sails. He would first cut and sow the sails into canvases with specific geometries, and then use both the structure and markings of each canvas as a point of departure for each painting.
For example, Steimer made i remember you by connecting each blemish on the boat sail material as one might do in a connect-the-dots exercise.
“Much of my work employs the use of found materials. These objects already have a life of their own and often provide an energetic connection to the time and space in which a painting is being created I have a strong affinity for painting on boat sails. Not only do they nourish my deep and romantic relationship with water, they are also extremely durable and allow paint to adhere exceedingly well,” the artist said.