Reba Stewart
Japan
Woodcuts
Alton, Illinois
Drawings
and Paintings
Puerto Rico
Drawings,
Paintings,
and Mobiles

MIT
Program in Women's & Gender Studies

Credits
Reba Stewart spent the summers of 1960-65 in Puerto Rico. Over the summers of 1961-1963, she created and developed mobiles of driftwood. The driftwood was collected from an unused beach abutting a cemetery. The planks of wood are clearly from the siding of homes that had washed into the sea. Other pieces of the driftwood used in the mobiles comes from furniture and stair and porch railings. The pieces in this gallery reflect several styles of her mobiles. In addition to also building stools with the driftwood, Reba collected ceramic bits that had washed up and created trays by affixing the ceramic to a thick piece of glass.