By James Stewart
We wear our past and it is the basis of our interpretation of the world. “Jeri’s” surface has been heavily abstracted in such a way to emote symbols in the same way you read faces and animals in cloud formations. Stepping away from the figure reveals our struggle captured in the moment. As Henry Moore said: “In the human figure one can express more completely one’s feelings about the world than in any other way.” A pioneer in character work, James Stewart created characters like Aslan in “The Chronicles of Narnia”, Donkey Dragons in “Shrek 2” and Aliens in “District 9”. On and off set he has travelled the world documenting cultures in more than 50 countries. He searches to define character and represent it in the people you would least expect. He now travels and works from his Gallery in Whistler, B.C.