Vivian Visser

  • Erode Manzanita 3' x 2' x 120' 2011 Permanent sculpture at Openlands Lakeshore Preserve
  • Eye in the Woods Buckthorn and willow 2' x 2' x 6' 2010 Permanent installation at North Park Village Nature Center
  • Fruiting Vines Wood and Rice Paper 12' x 8" x 10" each 2012 Temporary installation at Lincoln Park Conservatory
  • Forthcoming Wood and Rice Paper 8' x 6' x 4' Temporary installation at Lincoln Park Conservatory
  • Home by the Stream Branches and moss 2' x 1.5' x 1.5' 2011
  • Pod Colony Willow and wool 77" x 38" x 19" 2006
  • As We Reflect Wood and Ash seeds 30" x 4' x 28" 2004
  • Wiggle Root Willow, pods, wool 30" x 16" x 9" 2006
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If we wrap our naked soul’s in the raw and mysterious power of nature, taking refuge, we would leave personal artifacts, vessels with the voice of nature.

I see the shelter form as embodying the souls desire to retreat into a comforting and protective environment. The human experience is explored through natural materials which bring the viewer away from the controlled man made world and into the raw and mysterious realm of Nature where I believe we are vulnerable and the most real.

I have been creating sculptural works exploring our spiritual relationship with Nature since the early ‘90’s. I have attempted to share my ideas about our need to create a better relationship with Nature as a way to find peace within ourselves and each other.

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  • Artist Info

    • 1706 W. Ainslie #2
    • Chicago IL 60640
    • 312-217-3168

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