Typically Sabe Lewellyn’s work seeks to create a visual poem and a visceral experience. These experiences are constructed with internal contradictions, to encourage a dialogue. Giving the viewer a jumping off point, he empowers them to have their own monolog or dialogue with the work. Even though he removes himself as an authority, the typical goal is to steer the conversation around quality and time; allowing an exploration of the qualitative for the participant.
He rarely works exclusively in one medium to invite the audience to explore the creation, refinement, and use of the materials, in a particular work, by society. In May of 2015, Sabe transported a boat, he spent almost a year designing, to the Gulf Coast and rowed out and lived on the U.S. barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Much of his work now deals with the transient qualities that he experienced there.