R. Justin Stewart
Connected, 2006. Fleece, rope, paint, pvc caps, hose barbs, metal hardware, 8’ x 15’ x 0.5’.
Maps within maps, systems within systems,
structures within structures: I am fascinated by
the multiple layers that exist within any formation.
These layers can be intentional, but they are
often unexpected, incidental results. My installations
and wall sculptures investigate the creation
of multiple unintentional structures from a single
intended one. By making a construction apparatus
or system as important as the form, I draw
attention to what is usually hidden or ignored.
My work calls into question our struggle to
understand what is becoming an increasingly
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