Artist Statement

Beth Levin
Beth Levin

Light directs our attention to the obvious. Little effort is required to see an object on which the light shines. But, should we shift our awareness to beyond the obvious, to the shadows and the layers of those shadows, what emerge are the nuanced aspects of that object.  And, with the movement of light, we observe that the shadows are in a state of constant change, nothing remains static.

This is where we discover richness and complexity and often difficulties.

Beth Levin was born in Regina, Saskatchewan.  She studied papermaking at The Ottawa School of Art as well as Visual and Creative Arts at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada. She has worked and played with paper and other materials for over 40 years.  Her handmade-paper sculptures have appeared in galleries in Canada and the United States and are in collections in North America and Europe.