R Justin Stewart: Tense Fleece Installations

Fleece and rope sculptural installations, cool colorful installations by R Justin StewartFleece and rope sculptural installations, cool colorful installations by R Justin StewartFleece and rope sculptural installations, cool colorful installations by R Justin StewartClick to enlarge

Brooklyn-based artist R Justin Stewart creates both temporary and permanent installations using colorful fleece, rope, paint and pvc caps. The structureless fleece forms are stretched and, as tension is added to the ropes, the fleece contorts, acquiring its shape as it becomes rigid. Stewart’s installations are often forms of information maps, based on data that he has collected. He is interested in the connections between the fleece units and the relationships of the shapes to their neighboring units. The turquoise and blue installation (photos midway down from top) titled Distorting (a Messiah Project, 13C) is a research-intensive 3D representation of the concept of the Messiah, as it existed in the 13th Century. As the viewer moves through the installation, they will come upon QR codes embedded in the sculpture that can be scanned via mobile device to access bits of data represented by each fleece section.

You can see much more of Stewart’s work here and here.

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