Vivian Visser has been creating sculptural works exploring our spiritual relationship with Nature since the early ‘90’s. With works in national shows like, Sculpted Green in Bellevue Washington and Fertile Ground - Honoring Nature in Art at Imlay Fine Arts in Montclair, NJ. and local exhibits such as The Nature of Things at Cliff Dwellers Club, Cool Globes - Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet, at the Climate Summit in Copenhagen, and Feminist Ecology - Women and the Earth, at the Koehnline Museum of Art, she has attempted to share her ideas about our need to create a better relationship with Nature as a way to find peace within ourselves and each other. Most recently, she has completed a commission of 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.
I teach art to disadvantaged youth, and help people to live more sustainable lives through organizing and learning how to reduce consumerism and hoarding.