Vanessa Luna Lotus

Steven Mockus grew up in Addison, Illinois.  After high school, he attended The American Academy of Arts for four years.  He studied Life Drawing as well as Oil Painting, with a major in Illustration.  He was notified by his wife of the light bulb project.

After contacting Adrianna he decided on a military themed bulb.  Adrianna informed him of” Mission 22” where he found the inspiration for the light bulb.  His son is leaving for the National Guard this September, so it seemed like a natural fit after researching the struggles that many of our soldiers go through. While talking with family and going over many ideas, “Stand By Us” was created.  He wants to thank all the service men and women who protect our freedoms at the risk of theirs.