Kyle Van Lusk Born and raised in North Carolina, Kyle Van Lusk finds inspiration in the balance of beauty and strength in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in a small town near Brevard, NC, Lusk was encouraged by his parents to become an artist. He earned both his BFA and MFA from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Since completing his graduate work, Lusk has created and displayed work in several juried outdoor sculpture competitions. He also has works in permanent collections and on loan to university campuses throughout North Carolina. Kyle taught at Appalachian State University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Brevard College in Brevard, NC. He presently resides in Brevard with his wife Heidi, son Declan and daughter Julia.
â€œI am drawn to and inspired by the tremendous beauty and power of the landscape that surrounds me – mountains, rivers, lakes. I am also in awe of the force (God) that created such strength and beauty; a resident force that continues to resonate even after its completion. Through form and materials, I work to convey a natural balance of power and beauty in a style that is suited to the material as well as the creator.â€