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
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