Kim Stewart

Canadian Métis Artist

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my art, My Art OnlineKim Stewart1 Comment

You may remember my art installation. I had installed a 2100 block tower in the Two Rivers Gallery last year (2008), and more recently had it installed in the College of New Caledonia where I work. When the time came to remove the installation, the kids and I knocked it down first. What a blast hearing all those blocks come down. The dad-guy recorded the event with the only device on him, his cell phone. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5ytWAOFqtY&hl=en&fs=1]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfpFaLeyr3M&hl=en&fs=1]

Their Work in Progress

my artKim Stewart8 Comments

Here are some photos of the installation with the 1700 blocks I was talking about in my previous post. The zeros and ones are binary code. Each set of 8 numbers represents an ascii character or letter of the alphabet, which works into a phrase. If you are into code breaking, here is the binary that is on the piece: Phrase One:

01110011 01100001 01110110

01101100 01100001 01110011 01100001 01110110

Phrase two:

01101011 01100001 01110110

01101100 01100001 01101011 01100001 01110110

You may have to 'google' the resulting phrase.

Their Work in Progress

Blockhead

my artKim Stewart4 Comments

I finished my installation at the Two Rivers Gallery here in Prince George last week. The opening was Thursday night (Feb 28th). In all the installation took over 1700 wooden blocks, 3.5 inches square to complete a tower 6 feet wide and 8 feet tall. The Dad-guy, my son and I spend months making them. My daughter helped by counting. It was a family affair...or more like 'forced family fun'; the Dad-guy commenting every night after work, "I don't wanna cut anymore blocks." The opening went well with the curator commenting that the blocks seem to be attractive to kids. The gallery apparently had their first 'kid' episode that afternoon before the opening where some of the blocks were moved around by a person under the age of 18. Good thing I am not worried about viewer interaction. I think it helps validate the piece. I promise to post some shots of the work in the next 2 days. It has a message on it in binary code and I would like to see if anyone figures out what it is. I'll let you in on that when I post the photos.

I really feel like I [suddenly] have a lot of time on my hands, so I am asking, 'What's next for Kim?' I have my own ideas on that, but maybe you have a suggestion or opinion you want to share with me?