I have been working with the concept of shelter, the vessel shape as a
retreat for the human spirit. The condition of this vessel speaks of the
condition of the spirit within. I believe we should look outside of
ourselves to better see within. I am inspired by trees and plants, nature and its various forms.
Vivian Visser creates sculptural works exploring our spiritual
relationship with nature. She has exhibited works in national
and international shows, such as Geumgang Nature Art Pre-Biennale 2009 (Gongju, Korea); Sculpted Green (Bellevue, Washington); Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet (now at the Climate
Summit in Copenhagen) and Feminist Ecology: Women and the Earth (Koehnline Museum of Art). Most recently, she has been commissioned
to create an interpretive public art work for the Openlands Lakeshore
Preserve. To create tangible change, she volunteers with many of Chicago’s
environmental groups, such as Treekeepers, Audubon Society, Sierra Club,
North Park Village Nature Center, and Lincoln Park Conservancy through
restoration work, tree audits, and monitoring.