2006 - 2009
In early 2006 Lewis first began to explore the human figure. By now he was finding the animal form more and more limiting as a vehicle of expression. He found he wished to explore the idea of wilderness at a more personal and philosophical level and searched for a fresh signifier that could carry new conceptual meanings, arriving at the female figure. Lewis's female figures can be seen as the gateway towards his most current male figure work and reflected a shift in his personal vision and philosophy, led by the notion that wilderness and the idea of wilderness is profoundly important to the human psyche.