Cubic Tessellations is a geometric exploration of the diamond shape. It’s a rhombus, a parallelogram, a kite, and when tessellated, they create the illusion of cubes represented in two dimensional space. In the artists’ search for innately aesthetic geometric forms, this pattern emerged through a process of discovery and elimination.
Cubic Tessellations’ content pieces evolve through time and explore the themes of transience and ephemerality.
Content: Paint Ephemera
This content explores the relationship between paint and digital media. The video uses images of older acrylic and gouache works by Stuart to create an animated textural layer in the work. Video of paint flowing in water is used to reflect upon the ephemeral state of paint before it has dried, similar to the permanently ephemeral state of pixels in a work of video art. The traditional media is presented superimposed with computer generated light, colour, and shadow effects, a true merging of the past and present in media form.
Content : Autumn Frost
Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier while the arrival of day becomes noticeably later, and the temperature cools down considerably. One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees. Before those leaves fall, they create a dazzling array of warm colours to celebrate the harvest. This display welcomes the cold and hard days of winter ahead. All imagery was captured in Vancouver, Canada.
Content : Tofino Early Spring
Spring is seen as a time of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. The world seems to start breathing again. Plants and animals wake from hibernation. New life comes alive. There is a feeling of hope. Imagery captured in Tofino, Canada.
Edition 1 : 2013 – Baltic Birch, 30″ Television Screen, Media Player – 56 cm W x 82 cm H x 10 cm D
Edition 2 : 2015 – Baltic Birch, 40″ Television Screen, Media Player – 62 cm W x 102 cm H x 9 cm D