The Swarm: 2012-2014

Inspired by the butterfly cabinet I made for my senior thesis at Swarthmore, the summer after I graduated I began to free my butterflies by sewing a small magnet to the stiffened fabric. I began installing them around my hometown of Indianapolis, IN on metal object or structures in public areas. Because the butterflies are so portable, I was able to bring them with me whenever I traveled and I photographed the instillations in these new cities. I have included a selection of these photos below as well as a stop-motion animation I created in 2013 as an ode to New York City. To view all of my instillations please check out my blog www.GuerillaSculpture.tumblr.com

SWARM NYC from Tasha Lewis on Vimeo.

Photographed in Istanbul, Turkey. 2014

Photographed in Istanbul, Turkey. 2014

Photographed in Istanbul, Turkey. 2014

Photographed in Istanbul, Turkey. 2014

Photographed in Brooklyn, NY. 2013

Photographed in New York, NY. 2013

Photographed in Governor's Island, NY. 2013

Photographed in Governor's Island, NY. 2013

Photographed in Governor's Island, NY. 2013

Photographed in New York, NY. 2013

Photographed in Philadelphia, PA. 2012

Photographed in Oakland, CA. 2012

Photograph in Quakertown, PA. 2012

Photographed in Kona, HI. 2012

Photographed in Kona, HI. 2012

Photographed in Indianapolis, IN. 2012

Photographed in Indianapolis, IN. 2012

Photographed in Philadelphia, PA. 2012

Photographed in Indianapolis, IN. 2012

Photographed in Indianapolis, IN. 2012