Church Street



H.M. Levan

A Moment Noticed



1978  BFA Painting, Philadelphia College of Art

(honors, prize)

Artists Statement:

Painting is for me a non-verbal activity so whatever I write here is a rough translation and doesn't really touch the actual experience. I rely on the observable world and work toward finding something that resonates in what I see. Every painting takes me to a different place and I try to follow with a full heart. It is very common for me to work on a painting and at an impasse wipe it all down and work with the remaining ghosts of an image. The painting seems to dictate where it wants to go. What I work toward is for the painting to take me somewhere - not necessarily to the place I observe but to something elusive and keenly felt.