What forces drive change—in nature and in ourselves? What is the rate of change, and how might it vary from person to person or from site to site? How does change in one person or object trigger change in another?
When working representationally, Stewart is interested in possibilities that exist below the surface or in an earlier time. When the work is more abstract, visual layers are built up and then broken apart, as the net of certainty is ripped by the complexities of change. Close-ups are often superimposed on a base layer of recurrent patterns to suggest both temporal flow and specific moments of heightened awareness.