artist statement kristin levier
I find the most fascinating things in nature to be those at the boundary between what is beguiling and what is threatening, and much of my sculpture is focused in this realm. I became a dedicated studio artist after nearly two decades as a research molecular biologist and I continue to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist.
I love things that undulate, slither and flutter in their environments, and spend an inordinate amount of time working to create objects that appear to have a sense of organic motion. I am preoccupied with internal mechanisms and how living entities move and feed and protect themselves and their young. I am amazed by the complexity and beauty of such things.
The nature of the sculptural creatures I make is intentionally ambiguous. Are they benign or hostile? Microscopic or enormous? Plant or animal? My focus is instead on providing a glimpse into the private, unfamiliar world of a living being making its way in the world.