The artist who’s work really intrigued me this week was Mike Lewis. As I walked into the gallery covered with his work, I was greeted with a huge piece consisting of many photos, some with parts cut out of them. From first glance, I was a little confused by the whole thing but as I looked at all the war photos a little more carefully it started to make more sense. In my train of thought, I believed it was referring to the censorship of media. I came up with this because they were photos from combat it seemed like and had soldiers, and since pieces were cut out I thought that could represent some of the censorship we experience.
After reading the artist’s explanation on the wall though, I realized my analysis was a bit off from what the artist had envisioned. He stated that it was more a take on where he’s from, and a place there where nothing is permanent. That made sense as well, but was just totally different than what I had thought. Still, pieces of the pictures being cutout and put somewhere else on the piece signified that nothing is permanent, and overall I thought the piece was really beautiful and interesting. Lastly, I really like the little added touch of the grenades over on the side by the artist’s explanation.