Maureen Levangie

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Maureen is from saint john, NB and mainly works with painting and sculpture.

 

She is interested in ‘nesting’ as a metaphor for creating a comfortable space and uses the visual of nests and birds in much of her work. While nesting is a literal and necessary action for many birds, Maureen is fascinated by the way many other animals, humans included, cultivate spaces that exceed survival needs, and focus on enjoyment and aesthetics instead.

 

In her work this year, Maureen explored the line between, the natural and the manufactured, using human-made materials while borrowing the shapes of branches and the weaving nature of nests. By doing this she created five nests of her own, which are inhabitable for humans or bords and instead, create three-dimensional drawings through space.