Steve McPherson, a self-described “artist, lecturer, collector, cartographer, diarist,” works in a variety of mediums and formats including installations, sculpture, painting, drawing, and collage. Each work is an extension of his interest in systems of knowledge and how information is presented and organized in places such as laboratories and museums. Maps, organizational schematics, and scientific diagrams populate many of his pieces. McPherson is also attracted to the format and uses of books, and his best-known works are in the form of notebooks and journals. He is also known for his assemblage pieces made from the debris he collected from the northern coasts of the United Kingdom over the course of 15 years.