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Lori Mayer Fellowship Recipient Spreads Beauty through Art

Tasha Lewis with some of her butterflies from Swarm the World.

Tasha Lewis, an MFA student starting this fall at UT, is a recipient of the Lori Mayer Re-Entry Women’s Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship was designed to provide personal encouragement and financial support for returning adult women students.

Lewis’s work includes body-cast sculptures, more than 5,000 handcrafted butterflies, and a page-by-page illustration for a classic novel.

As Lewis embarks on this new journey as a doctoral student, she’s ready to see what lies ahead.

“I am really excited to be a student again,” she said. “I want to continue making sculptures about the female body contextualized through classical Greek imagery and my own experiences and show this ongoing body of work at the Parthenon Museum in Nashville.”

Read more about her work and her plans for the future at UT.