About Ulysses Staten Ulysses “Skip” Staten is an encyclopedia of pop culture. He specializes in portraying celebrities in odd places and situations. His creates these figures with unintentional exaggerated proportions. In doing so, he inadvertently emphasizes a strength of the individual. Ulysses creative process is slow but deliberate. His marks possess a powerful energy. He has a formidable work ethic, a massive imagination, and a passionate drive to create.