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Nate Lewis


Social Patterns

In this series, I took stills of videos posted on social media of white violence against black bodies. I create emotion through texture and patterns in the figures and sometimes the environments. By changing the images to black and white I aim to connect these current images and patterns of white violence to the past, to highlight how this violence has been a continuing fabric within the United States. In using a scalpel to carve into these stills I seek to deconstruct and investigate them, rendering some of the images altered to the point of being unrecognizable. I invite the viewer to take a closer look, to be drawn in, to reassemble the image and contemplate images that are often fleeting moments.