December 16, 2020
Hailing from Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Todd is a self-taught printmaker and published illustrator. He currently lives in Montreal where he co-manages the Temple, a small silkscreen studio. Todd visited IISD-ELA as an Artist-in-Residence from September 22 to October 4, 2019.
Todd’s screenprints have been exhibited in public and private exhibition spaces across Canada and express his fascination with architecture and landscape. His latest children’s book Quand le vent souffle, published in September 2019, imagines a 90-year-long conversation between two pine trees in the boreal forest.
“I create pieces that consciously allow for open interpretation and multiple perspectives. They reflect a search for meaning in unfamiliar places.”
During his tenure as Artist-in-Residence, Todd Stewart’s artwork often focused on IISD-ELA’s treelines and shorelines. The sketches in this gallery offer a new perspective on some of our most well-known lakes.
Freshwater ecosystems are complex systems and we need complex instruments to study them. These sketches by Artist-in-Residence Todd Stewart’s capture the intricacies of IISD-ELA’s research laboratories and field station equipment.
Artist-in-Residence Todd Stewart not only created incredible illustrations during his time at IISD-ELA. He also got his hands dirty taking water samples from the lake and bringing them back to the lab for testing.