Brothers Steven (1977, St. Louis, Missouri) and William Ladd (1978, St. Louis, Missouri) are New York–based artists. Inspired since their teenage years by the crafts of sowing (Steven) and beading (William), and after following their individual paths in clothing design, modeling, and beading, they joined forces in 2000. In their self-described roles as “global ambassador, dreamer, thinker, communicator, and boundary pusher” (Steven), and “builder, head of production, disciplinarian, beader, performer” (William), they’ve explored many artistic avenues, including drawing and hand-made books. Their work is hand-crafted and labor-intensive, usually includes recycled materials, and involves all kinds of people, from school children and their families to special-needs groups and inmates. Their first solo museum exhibition took place at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, in 2011, and in 2015, they had a solo show at the Saint Louis Art Museum, which represented a sort of homecoming for the brothers.