Lewis Colburn is a maker of whimsical sculptural installations that are sometimes life size and sometimes half-scale. The artist loves history and his works often deal with historical periods and ideas at play in those bygone eras. We would have loved to meet and talk with him in his studio in the Viking Mill building in Kensington, but that building was recently closed due to some code violations. Colburn is a CFEVA fellow and a member of the alternative gallery Napoleon. Now until Dec. 6, you can see his work in the Citywide exchange show As First as exactly, a Napoleon members show at Traction Company in West Philadelphia. In this clip from our interview Lewis talks about the idea of self-sufficiency and what the dark side of that concept means. Look for the full episode next week.
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