Pi's work mostly has two themes - dancers and war. On the shelf above the worktable in his studio are dozens of sculptures in various stages of completion. Clay models and wax forms share space with heavy bronze sculptures. On the left are dancers in tutus standing on point and others caught in a grand jete leap. On the right are tortured figures - battle fatigued soldiers collapsed on their weapons or crying a silent scream.
Steve explains, "I dealt with war imagery by making statues of what was bothering me. In order to counterbalance that depressing, miserable subject, I took the most beautiful form of human endeavor, which is dance, and began making dancers just simply as a balance."