Simone Carole Levy
In conjunction with her formal music studies as a singer, she followed her inclinations for sculpting. Her studies took her to Chicago, London, Milan and Mannheim. 1987 she settled in Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany where she is living and working as an sculptress, voice teacher and singer.
"For me sculpting is an instrument of self- discovery, a possibility of understanding connections and deeper meanings of life. Touching spiritual levels, developing my intuition and receiving inspiration show me that life moves beyond the physical, mental and emotional planes. It is my goal to manifest the impulses I receive in a physical shape and to integrate my personal thoughts and feelings with what the piece of wood offers. What fascinates me is developing my own spirituality and personal growth, knowing that what manifests in my work can stimulate these planes in other people. Very early I discovered wood to be “my material”. I love to engage in a dialogue with part of a tree. Its long history and character contributes many impulses. So the work process becomes a joint venture in search of a new, unique expresssion and its physical shape."
Since 1987 many exibitions showed Simone C. Levy' work. In 1995 she won first prize in the international art competition “Offener Kunstpreis”. 1997 the public placed her second at the art competition “Goldene Palette”. Television reports and newspaper articles followed many of her exibitions in Europe. Her sculptures can be found in public venues and in many private collections. From 1996 until 2000 she worked together with ceramics-designer Lothar Schwarz. They experimented with the combination of their different materials, ways of working and points of view. In 2001 S.C.L. won her first public commission for a school in Westerburg. In cooperation with Lothar Schwarz she designed and realised three wall reliefs. 2002 two further commissions followed at two schools in Wirges, this time outdoors.