Paul Silin Levenson

As a psychologist I have always been interested in the struggles of people’s past and how this affects their ongoing lives… the relationship between personal memory and universal humanity. I work in a number of media (clay, wood, metal, found objects, tchotchkes) to explore these connections. The resulting sculptures and constructions are attempts to express passionate and painful memories/yearnings for the past (Pothos – a longing for love which can be both sentimental and maudlin) and the tragic sense of life unfulfilled in the present. A dose of the court jester/iconoclast is often part of my work.