I took my botanical prints and collaged them into a contemporary image.
A series of smallish works produced in 2021 during the artist's treatment for cancer.
What is beneath and behind the surface that has been pierced and cut? What do we hide, and what do we only reveal in small fleeting glimpses?
Palimpset refers back to the time when scrolls were made out of goatskins and were hard to and expensive to come by, so they were often cleaned and reused. Previous marks could be seen faintly beneath the new writing.
This year Stewart stretched herself and collaborated with Cara Saven, the well know bespoke wallpaper designer and supplier. Together we are presenting four maximalist options to add attention to any wall! Look out for the launch in March/April 2021 for these must have designs.
An Early Childhood Development (ECD) school in Tuscany Glen near Blue Downs was been upgraded and transformed during lockdown through a collaborative charity art project involving Bright Sparks Creative Play (Karen Stewart), British designer Morag Myerscough and the Ilukuluku Collective.
An anxiolytic is an anti-anxiety agent. The works in this series are named after the active ingredients in substances that induce this effect. The strives to have a calming effect on the viewer, taking them away from their troubles.
“How to Build a Lagoon with just a Bottle of Wine” was the theme of the 2019 Lagos Biennial which focused on the intersections of art, architecture, and urbanism. FLYOVERS AND DRIVE-BYS a collaborative project between photographer Ed Suter and collage artist Karen Stewart have taken everyday functional but overlooked spaces around Cape Town, South Africa.
#ArtLadies was presented at Berman Contemporary during women’s month in 2019. In these works Stewart explored the idea of rhythms and cycles by keeping track of her menstrual cycle and creating a dotty drawing to depict the monthly changes.
Big in Japan was a collection showcased at 100% Design in October 2019. The work was displayed with USM Haller collection tubular furniture from Italy. This collection was inspired by Washi paper making from Japan and the positioning of the work with this clean elegant furniture was punchy.
This artist/'s book was produced for her Masters in 2007. It was a critical look at the extensive curiosity collections of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. The hand-crafted Kiaat book measures 340 x 525cm, the pages are 505 x 330cm and are printed with archival inks on Hannemühle paper and mulberry paper, using archival inks guaranteed to last for 100 years.
In 2018 Cape Town nearly ran out of water. This shocking event both divided and brought together the city, but most importnantly it educated us about the real and close threat of the global warming crisis.
Focusing on the gritty street life of Cape Town her collection Streets Ahead combines science and aesthetics, technique and cartography building on the premise that reality can be modelled in ways that communicate spatial information effectively.