2000 - present
The Fragmented Forms are vital markers of Lewis's development as an artist and are important precursors of his recent exploration of the interface between human and animal forms. While the first Fragmented Forms were animal in nature, he has since incorporated the fragment metaphor into recent human figure work, and continues to be fascinated by the idea of evoking presence through absence.
Devoid of their most distinctive animal attributes, namely the heads, tails and paws, the fragments are invested with a nascent human physical quality that is particularly visible in those that are vertically positioned. The result is a disturbingly ambiguous anatomical manifestation that begins to blur the boundaries of human and animal as separate and exclusive entities.