The biomechanical styles of Lewis’s sculptures have evolved throughout a lifetime of experiences, creating life and motion out of static scrap metals. As a kid he liked drawing just about anything. Later he began to focus on the human form. Lewis had an early introduction to things mechanical from his father, who repaired adding machines and used to keep Lewis and his brothers busy disassembling the unrepairable ones. Lewis believes that his interest in things mechanical, combined with the love of illustrating the human form, are most significant to the evolution of his art. Inspiration comes from shapes and design discovered within found parts and materials, which take shape in human and animal subjects alike and express a vision encompassing levity, strength, and sexuality. On many occasions, a single shape or part will inspire and become the building block of a whole idea.
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