Scupture

Local Social
Sep07

Tasha Lewis and her current project, The Butterfly Swarm, has descended upon many a metal sculpture, vessel, can, architectural elements, nail, etc. They can attach to almost anything metal through magnets and are light enough that they don’t harm what they are attaching to. While she doesn’t just make photographic reproductions (in a process known as Cyanotype: a printing process that pulls out a cyan-blue of the print) of butterflies, the context of these insects on the sculptures creates a nice symbiotic and fleeting relationship between the object they alights upon. See below for an artist statement and more of her creations.

"Tasha Lewis", butterflies, sculpture, "paper sculpture", guerrilla

Artist Statement
My current work is focused on re-imagining taxidermy and other methods of preserving life. My interest in preservation stems from my fascination with the re-presentational powers of photography. I am fascinated with how we as viewers relate to a leaf that has been mechanically produced to look and feel very similar to a real leaf. I have been scaling up that idea to make animal bodies, tree limbs, and I hope to eventually create whole environments.

"Tasha Lewis"

"Tasha Lewis", butterflies, sculpture, "paper sculpture", guerrilla

"Tasha Lewis", butterflies, sculpture, "paper sculpture", guerrilla

"Tasha Lewis", butterflies, sculpture, "paper sculpture", guerrilla

Posted by on September 7th, 2012 at 4:48 PM | Comments (0)
Jul23

I know this is a photography project, but how cool would it be if there really was a group of people who made this an art project! I’d love to be walking down the street and see people doing human sculptures in bright colored shirts in the street.

Human Sculpture

Human Sculpture

Human Sculpture

Art Director // Gem Fletcher
Photographer // Henrik Sorensen

Posted by on July 23rd, 2012 at 10:31 PM | Comments (0)