PARADIGM AND TRAJECTORY

I am focused on the creation of transformational experiences within spaces, through the presence of art and social interaction.  Over the past decade, I have created installations that bring meditative experiences to communities using two dimensional paintings, murals, collages, mono-prints, and mixed media sculpture; engaging a community of women in a visual and audio conversation that narrates the archetype of the blues woman; and inspiring pauses from the barrage of everyday activities in exchange for presence in the stillness of now, using forms, drawings and paintings inspired by nature.  

My interest in sustainability has led me to placing emphasis on how I live and work, and the effects that this has on the world around me.  I seek to create artwork and experiences that have a tangible positive impact on the global community, in light of the major issues that we are facing today. 


Currently, I am actively pursuing a project which takes my engagement with the community to the level of social practice through art.  With an eye on the issues of health and wellness and human sustainability, I have embarked on the project A Community of Gardeners, which engages participants in art making and organic gardening within virtual and physical settings to build a global network of self-advocating gardeners.  Linked with this project are a series of installations that bring together my love of art, food, and people.

I bring with me, a history of creating artwork that employs my skills and aesthetics to process my individual experiences in ways that highlight our common humanity; transform spaces with an intention of facilitating transcendent experiences; and create opportunities for community engagement around art and creative activities.
 

GINA MARIE LEWIS

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.  These three are your greatest treasures.  Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.  Patient with both friends and enemies,you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,  you reconcile all beings in the world.” 
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching