Xylem Gallery

Kristin LeVier

I've been passionate about both art and science for as long as I can remember. A look into a microscope at the age of 6 propelled me toward a career as a molecular biologist, and I studied plants and bacteria in the lab for 20 years before transitioning to studio art full time.

My pathway to sculpture started over two decades ago with furniture: I wanted it, but was too poor to afford the beautiful stuff. So I learned to make it, and got bit hard by the woodworking bug in the process.

I began sculpting wood 11 years ago, inspired by my two ultra talented shopmates, Ben Carpenter and Jim Christiansen. We put together a great group shop where we design and sculpt and build. It's a sawdusty, creative paradise for us and our wood-loving friends.

I work in Moscow, Idaho, where I am inspired by nature in all its forms, by snow and ice, and by the beautiful rolling hills that surround me.

Spring Spoon by Kristin LeVier

Talisman for the Home (dark green)

Carved and steam bent maple, epoxy clay, acrylic paint, magnets
16” x 3” x 3”

 

Red Tip Horn by Kristin LeVier

Torpumäki

Turned and carved cherry, turned and sandblasted sycamore, aluminum mesh, acrylic paint
8” x 12” x 3.5”

 

Talisman for the Home by Kristin LeVier

Billow

Turned and carved maple and compressed maple; acrylic paint; magnets
16" x 18" x 11"

 

Horn VI by Kristin LeVier

Talisman for the Home (light green)

Carved and steam bent maple, epoxy clay, acrylic paint, magnets
16” x 3” x 3”

 

Horn VI by Kristin LeVier

Lehti

Carved walnut and compressed ash; acrylic paint
17” x 5” x 2"