Photo: Landon Wise

Spatial Awareness

Kate Lewis
121 E Princess St, York, PA 17401

“My greatest inspiration in MC Escher, and one of his quotes is, ‘we adore chaos because we love to produce order.’ I always related to that. I try to keep that in mind when making designs, kind of creating a puzzle as I’m solving it. I like using vibrant palettes to really catch attention and attract energy, coming up with distinctive bold imagery that attracts viewers to problem solve, and prompts passerby’s to pause as they move through their day.

“In the few mural festivals I’ve participated in, I’ve been reminded of the power in community, and the impact of shared experience. I came home the other day saying ‘that was one of the best weeks I’ve had in years!’

“Aside from going to shows, making art can be isolating, and spending a week in a creative summer camp of sorts, getting inspired by people who are into the same hyper-niche things as you, bonding late night in parking lots, or melting from exhaustion into restaurant booths…it reminds me that those are the moments I live for. Thank you for providing the space to learn and grow, Sprocket, it was truly transformative.”

The Artist

Kate Lewis

Kate Lewis is a Chicago-based artist focused on large scale mural installations and illustrative design work. Her paintings can be found throughout the US, in and outside of municipal structures, arenas, offices, restaurants, and residences, while her branded client portfolio includes names like United Airlines, Google, Disney, Lululemon, YETI, Jameson, Jack Daniels, The Chicago Bulls, Bears, Cubs, Blackhawks, and more. Lewis’ style is best recognized by her clean and hard lines, bold use of color, and emphasis on “impossible geometry” inspired by architectural elements, and artists like MC Escher & Oscar Reutersvard.

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