Monica Stewart is a multimedia artist working primarily with paper. She received her BFA with an emphasis painting from Murray State University and is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Louisville.
In my recent work, I explore the relationships between narrative and object. I often draw on abject imagery from fairytales to allude to dysfunctional familial relationships, female agency, as well as the magical and grotesque. By cutting, rearranging, and embellishing both traditional and nontraditional materials, I create new works that enter the realm of objects. Occasionally made with a specific use or magical intention, these new items invite viewers to imagine their potential use or function. Like an impossible task made possible, or an unwanted gift bestowed, they make allusions to a wider story, while also taking on a life of their own.
© Monica Stewart 2018
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