Nature and Social Relationships
Time, space, art and architecture are vast conceptual fields, open to new materials and aesthetic sensibilities, yet these possibilities are daunting. Penelope Stewart's enthusiasm and sheer will to explore what her art and ideas can bring to these realms over comes any challenges. Her large room sized wax installation composed of thousands of wax multiples, black and white prints, as well as time based loop, an in situ- outdoor sculpture and a thematically related print portfolio embraced the histories of art, space and time, while laying down paths for community involvement. Ideas of how we express our comprehension of life, death, memory, loss and remembrance connect representational strategies, to the materials used and finally the concentration of her work invested in creating the various projects. The life cycles of the natural world deciphered in the imagination and consciousness.