“When I begin the process of creation, I approach a piece sans regard of its final result. I set out to make discoveries. Sometimes I have a specific idea in mind, yet this idea is certain to change throughout the creative process. My construction of an image also involves an element of destruction, as I am searching for what I want. When I have fully built, dismantled and rebuilt a piece and feel comfortable with the strength of its foundation, my creation is complete. To me, this is a stressful, yet remarkably satisfying way to achieve an engaging final product.”
Lewis Taylor, Chicago based artist and BFA recipient from Virginia Commonwealth University, is a process oriented abstract artist whose intention is to empower his viewers to create their own narrative. Taylor, a prolific street artist and graffiti writer, currently has work in the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and The Free Street Theatre.