My name is Tasha Lewis and this blog is going to document my various explorations of the what I am calling guerrilla sculpture. I make light weight sculptural pieces from recycled materials, and because of their weight, I can use magnets to connect them through glass. I discovered this mode of sculpture making in the spring of 2012 where I began by forming animals around and within glass vessels (vases, fish tanks etc). I am now applying this method to projects jumping through the glass of public spaces— mainly shop windows.
I am currently living in Indianapolis Indiana, and thus the first installations will take place in this familiar city. My current project, the butterfly swarm, can be installed on any magnetic metal object. I have put them up on telephone poles, electric boxes, fences, recycling bins, cans, and iron or steel sculptures. Due to the very small size of the magnets they do not cause any harm to the public art that I use as a canvas. I do not intend to promote any kind of art that would deface these sculptures. My intent is solely to transform and revive art in an urban public space. I hope that my project has a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship with the metal sculptures on which I install.