The word cut is a personal metaphor and the physical process used for many of Lew Lott's pictures. Lew works primarily with multiple images or thoughts captured digitally with the intent to create a visual fabric or poem. His photographs may alternately mask each other, interrupting the narrative and creating a paradox or riddle. The question becomes, “What was or was not?” He is influenced by the works of Francis Bacon, Richard Avedon, and fellow Richmond artists working in a variety of mediums and sharing in the quest for the magic.
Lew Lott received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in communication arts and design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1972. His early works were shown in New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. He currently exhibits his in Virginia. He received several awards in 2013 and 2014 in juried shows, including a recent first prize in the All Media Show at Crossroads Art Center.