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Phillip Levine, my father, is a respected Pacific North­west figu­ra­tive sculp­tor. As a result, my expo­sure to fine art started early in life. My father began to involve me in his art when I was very young. I built my first bronze foundry by age thir­teen and have assisted him through­out his career. My father’s space and his time were always avail­able to me and this is where I began to learn to use tools and to conceive in three dimen­sions. Our home was filled with art and with artists and I had the good fortune to grow up in a visu­ally and intel­lec­tu­ally rich envi­ron­ment. I attended the Univer­sity of Wash­ing­ton with a split inter­est in Art and Science. I perceived a close rela­tion­ship between the two disci­plines and continue to explore this connec­tion in my work to this day. I grad­u­ated with a degree in ceram­ics from Colorado State Univer­sity. Later, I got a job teach­ing art and design at a local college. It was there that I was intro­duced to fine furni­ture making and have pursued it ever since. 

I live amidst nature on Bain­bridge Island, Wash­ing­ton. Whether hiking in the Olympic Moun­tains or on the beaches or viewing images taken with a scan­ning elec­tron micro­scope, I expe­ri­ence the wonder of what is. My life as a studio furni­ture maker simply allows me the oppor­tu­nity to explore ideas and forms as a natural part of being human. 

Bainbridge island, WA
Professional Status
Member until Oct 19, 2021