Tau Lewis

Poppy

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Soft sculpture of leather and cloth, Poppy by Tau Lewis
Soft sculpture of leather and cloth, Poppy by Tau Lewis
Soft sculpture of leather and cloth, Poppy by Tau Lewis

Healing via making, Tau Lewis stitches together memory, history and the Black imaginary.

The Church of Mantic Plants is a series of 20 unique sculptures stitched by hand in Lewis’ Brooklyn studio. Every work has been named individually, in this case — Poppy.

The works are launching alongside a print edition by Ludovic Nkoth as part of Inner Visions, a series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah.

Edition size
20 editions
Dimensions
27cm x 33cm x 35.6cm
Medium
In keeping with the generative, radical upcycling seen throughout the artist’s practice, each sculpture is made from an assemblage of textiles including cows leather, pig suede, sheep suede and shearling, stuffed with polyester fibre fill and detailed with white river rocks, acrylic paint and blackened steel.
Finishing
Arrives accompanied by a leather-bound monograph containing drawings of all 20 works, alongside a collection of short poems and writings by the artist.
Release date
August 25, 2020
From the artist
tau lewis pulling a piece of thread with a needle through a patchwork head that sits on the table with other similar works
Behind the scenes
Soft sculpture of leather and cloth, The Church of Mantic Plants by Tau Lewis - bts
Soft sculpture of leather and cloth, The Church of Mantic Plants by Tau Lewis - bts
Soft sculpture of leather and cloth, The Church of Mantic Plants by Tau Lewis - bts
Soft sculpture of leather and cloth, The Church of Mantic Plants by Tau Lewis - bts
More about Tau Lewis
Tau Lewis was born in 1993 in Toronto, Canada, now living between here and New York, USA.