Conrad Levenson is an artist, architect, collector and recycler. His studio is located in a small rural community in the Hudson River Valley with a tradition and culture that historically value work and the tools of labor. It is also place that provides creative inspiration and access to discarded artifacts and raw materials ripe for transformation.
Mr. Levenson continues, in his own way, the tradition of those sculptors who chose to work with scraps and discards, appreciating and exploring their potential for artistic expression. He subscribes to the old Zen maxim:
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the masters,
seek what they sought
Adhering to no preconceived style, Mr. Levenson’s work reflects a process that identifies and captures the remarkable character, spirit, and embedded energy in each object. That process, and the artist’s unique voice, endow his creations with new form and meaning.