// Watch your step. In art, stairs are seen as a metaphor for a journey. They can be used optimistically to show growth and ascension or a begrudging descent to darkness and despair. M.C. Escher used them as an eternal, never ending motif. Rocky used them as a point of victory. Truman used them as an escape. The stairs pictured here are cracked and worn; colored with bright hopeful colors. . . which way are you headed? Watch your step.