Miles Lewis, Tension Ritual, collage, 18" x 18"
American, b. 1989, playing from Los Angeles, CA, USA
Miles Lewis is an LA-based painter, printmaker, and educator.
His graphic work is a focus on how characters, narratives, and the components of metaphors translate from one medium to the next. He is the director of the Valley Print Studio, a community and professional fine-art print and papermaking studio in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.
Personal Site: mileslewisstudio.com
His Own Game of Telephone: http://metaphoricalassociation.blogspot.com
Valley Print Studio: valleyprintstudio.com
Thoughts on the Telephone process
I’ve been attempting this kind of circular/call-and-response composition with other artists. I’m learning more about the context and foundation of art and art-making. When attempting to translate an idea that you imagine is being represented, the compositional idea of intellectual rigor comes into play.
How hard did they try? How committedly “visual” is this video, dance, or drawing? Expanding on the specific interest of the medium-as-the-message, what is the substance of ambition-as-the-message.
It seems to me that a project like Telephone provides insight into the relative level of satisfaction that an artist needs in order to feel done. I hope that projects like this can become a bridge between the arts and sciences in their comprehension of the continuum of creative thought.