Constructing Nature: What Art Reveals

A Lecture by Stacy Levy

Evoking the variable flow of water across our landscape, the 300-foot serpentine form of Crum Creek Meander will be illuminated at night and animated by changing wind patterns. Stacy Levy's art reveals the beauty of unseen patterns in nature and the presence of natural forces in our built environments. Many of her recent projects redirect storm water runoff to reduce erosion and pollution. Her works invite viewers to become more aware of water quality and flow in diverse environments ranging from acid mine drainage to urban streams and suburban watersheds.

Levy graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Sculpture and a minor in Forestry. She earned an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Excellence in Estuary Award and the Public Art Year in Review Award as well as grants from the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and a New Forms Regional Grant. Her dozens of public art commissions have transformed diverse sites from Niigata, Japan to the Delaware River, Philadelphia and Hudson River Park, New York. Stacy Levy discusses her design concept for Crum Creek Meander, a site specific installation which has been constructed on Parrish South Lawn, Swarthmore College.