1998 - 2003
Lewis's very first sculptures date back to 1988 and were of bird forms. The sculptor's father, Robin Lewis, was a well-known sculptor of birds and the younger Lewis began creating birds in response to his father's work and style. At the time Dylan was working as a painter, but sculpting soon took over from painting as his preferred medium. Bird sculptures provide him with the opportunity to incorporate a decorative element into his work, and their delicate, fine forms are in direct contrast to those works that explore the predator's strength and power.