Lewis Meyers, Jr.
Lewis Meyers Jr. was born in Chicago IL. in 1956, was raised in Delaware & Pennsylvania where he developed furniture making & building skills remodeling the family home.
He traveled Asia with the US Navy & was stationed in Japan becoming influenced by the Zen aesthetic, japanese joinery & ceramics.
Major influences include Isamu Noguchi, George Nakashima & Alexander Calder ~ whose simple approach of developing natural form that exists in materials & enhancing intent of lyrical object making.
Lewis holds a BA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He focused on ceramic & metal sculpture, including a summer of study in Lucca Italy. After graduating in 1980 he moved to California for a west coast school of thought where he received an MFA in sculpture from California College of Art in Oakland. He currently lives & works in Montague Ca.
Materials have a memory of their history, objects from the past inform & remind us of how we arrived here & question where we are going ~~ They possess the hidden in the other world, the one without audience.