Artist’s Statement - Lewis Folden
I think of my artwork not just as a means of personal expression, but as a way to share with others, my delight and excitement in the things I find around me - in particular their spiritual nature. I revel in the discovery of apparently insignificant items, textures, colors, shapes, etc. and collect them constantly. Frequently I do not know exactly what inspires me about something and it can be quite elusive to define - an idea, a function, an association, a color, a resonance - and it can be about contrasts or conjunctions. It’s a simple expression based on a frequently overlooked specific item, but simplicity is a keynote for me.
My assemblages explore those tiny and subtle qualities of each item compared or contrasted...