Tau Lewis started out as a journalist and discovered a love for words and poetry. Today she is also a successful sculptor. Her artworks present carefully crafted characters and creatures from make-believe worlds.
“I think the imaginary is truth, it a lot of times becomes a tool when you have no other tool at your disposal”, she in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of London’s Serpentine Galleries.
Working with limitations, in resources or information, can be inspiring and creatively liberating, she explains: “I think when you create anything out of limited circumstances […] it forces you to engage with certain measures you wouldn’t have to. It’s the pressure that creates the diamond.”