Lew Carson's LOVELY Opening

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 Dewitt, Anne, Lew    Photo: Peter Munks

Dewitt, Anne, Lew   Photo: Peter Munks

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Lew Carson:  About twelve years ago I found a large envelope with diagrams of body parts. They were an invitation to explore the human form that I found familiar, complex and mysterious. Shortly afterwards, I began to use illustrations from Gray’s Anatomy as source material. I begin by covering each panel with maps. The color is applied with some degree of translucency to allow portions of the maps to be visible. Two layers of content: earth map, body map. A compelling aspect of art is its potential to transport us from the ordinary to the ecstatic, a heightened state of clarity and bliss.