When I look at zippers I see, well, zippers! And straws are what I use to drink my iced tea-lemonade. You too? Kristina Lewis sees more. She sees molecular structures and seed pods and microscopic living specimens. She sees potential in everyday items. She sees how these things multiply and grow and take on a life of their own. Lewis is one to watch. Exciting.
Cultivated Zip (detail), 88″ x 6″ x 3″
Zippers, thread, chain, metal hardware, rubber, adhesive
Pin Cushion 2000, 5” x 5” x 5”
Fabric, sawdust, 2000 pins, thread
Tape System No. 3 (detail) 4.5′ x 3.5′
Embossing tape, drinking straws, vinyl resin, acrylic dowels, adhesive
Kristina Lewis website (under construction, but a few pictures to whet your appetite).
Kristina Lewis on Flickr (from a recent exhibit)