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Presenting a Sculptor’s Life and Work in Dylan Lewis: An Untamed Force

Dylan Lewis: An Untamed ForceFernwood Press, an imprint of Random House Struik, is proud to present Dylan Lewis: An Untamed Force.

The towering sculptures of Dylan Lewis are becoming well-known landmarks in South Africa, where they grace botanical gardens, golf courses, grand hotel foyers and the halls of discerning collectors. Increasingly, they are being snapped up by galleries and institutions abroad.

This publication builds on an earlier book, bringing the photographic record of Lewis’ work up to date. The brief introductory text reveals how the sculptor’s boyhood in a happily bohemian, nature-loving and creative family inspired him, and traces his artistic development from what have come to be known as ‘the cat years’ to his current, more esoteric and mythical approach.

This beautifully presented book showcases some of Lewis’ most ambitious and successful works in a series of dramatic photographs, and includes images of preliminary sketches and working methods.

Dylan Lewis: An Untamed Force is co-written with Ian McCallum and contains images of Lewis’ preliminary sketches and working methods.

About the authors

Born in Johannesburg in 1964, Dylan Lewis grew up in a family that valued and explored the natural environment, and his parents were both accomplished and practising artists. Lewis has pulled together these twin influences of his childhood and evolved into one of the country’s foremost sculptors, with growing influence abroad. He has exhibited widely, including in North America and the UK.

Ian McCallum is a medical doctor, author, Jungian psychologist, wilderness guide, and founder of the Wilderness Leadership School in the Cape.

Launch details

Fernwood Press invites you to the launch of Dylan Lewis: An Untamed Force, during which the world-renowned sculptor will present a photographic record of his life’s work at the Everard Read Gallery on Thursday, 19 February.

The event will start at 6:30 for 7 PM and Lewis will sign copies of his book afterwards.

Don’t miss it!

Book Details


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