Jordyn Stewart is a Toronto based Art and Art History Specialist whose work takes the form of design, photography, video and performance. Her artistic practice is heavily influenced and involved with the natural environment and her personal relationship with different landscapes.
Stewart’s work 43° 8′ 46″ N 79° 28′ 38″ W, is a performance for video which takes place in various locations that span from Niagara to Sebright, Ontario. Stewart gathers rocks from her hometown, found on the Niagara Escarpment and uses them as stepping-stones to traverse new environments. The placement of the rocks upon the trains below creates an unstable surface to move across, which forces Stewart to continually adapt her balance. As a whole this performance is telling of how to navigate different ‘landscapes’ using elements from previously known ones.