Lewis Andrews is a Fine Artist based in Leeds, United Kingdom. His work specialises in dealing with complex thoughts, ideas and facts within nature and science. Some explore those in which we seem to be overshadowed and overpowered in comparison by the vast distances, size or quantities. Others investigate moments of extreme power, creation and rebirth on a molecular scale or on a scale comparable to that of the universe.
Questioning our relationships, place and role within the universe, environment, and natural spaces. Lewis recently graduated from his Masters Degree in Fine Art from Leeds Arts University in 2022 and has participated in exhibition both nationally and internationally.
Corpse IV explores the extreme forces surrounding the remnants of a dead star. In 1967, Jocelyn Bell at the Interplanetary Scintillation Array just outside Cambridge, UK, discovered at consistent radio pulse coming from the cosmos. Pulsing at every 1 1/3 second and dubbed ‘little green men 1’, the source was later identified to be a rapidly rotating neutron star, known as a ‘Pulsar’. Transferring these radio pulses into sound from modern recordings of neutron stars, produces a huge variety of sounds from consistent clicking to some that could be compared to heavy drumming sounds.
Corpse IV offers the viewer an impossible viewpoint and visualises the source of these transmissions up close. Born in a violent death, neutron stars are the remains of the collapsed core of a supergiant star. If two neutron stars become attracted by their enormous gravitational pull and collide with each other, they can fuse together new atomic elements. Evidence from recent years points to most atomic nuclei within the periodic table being created during these collisions between neutron stars. So not only did the original star end its life fusing heavy elements, the remains of that dead star also died colliding with another of its kind to fuse new elements. All of this has led to the creation of our sun, planet and most importantly, you.