Earthworks

North, South, West, East, 2007
(Polychromed toughened glass, steel, lights, 15 feet diameter)

This enormous suspended sculpture is an inverted representation (mirror image) of the Earth, which seems to ask us "what if?"...

...what if the founding principles of the universe were different? what if matter was space? what if space was time? what if cosmos was chaos? what if up was down? and what if east was west?

By confronting us with only a subtle example of such variation, Stewart seems to suggest that these things would hardly matter, as we - products and observers of the universe - would differ in the same ways. However, this sentiment of insignificance is belied by the scale of the piece. It is seen here on display at the Victor Mourinho Gallery.
     
     
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