Artist Information for Michele Leavitt
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, artist Michele Leavitt grew up in New York. Influenced by her family roots in the needle arts and printing industry, she became fascinated with the NY art scene. There, in the early sixties works of Louise Nevelson, Marisol, and Jasper Johns made deep impressions. Leavitt studied art and design at Rochester Institute of Technology and later earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting at Cornell University.
Knit Swirls~ 20 X 20"   Photo by Michele Leavitt
A friend gave his Tuesday afternoons to my late husband, Tom Leavitt. They visited the library, went to the beach, discussed the news and much more!
Friendship Sloop~20 X 20"   Photo by Michele Leavitt
A gift for the neighbor who gave so much help to my husband and family during my husband's struggles with his health.
Manhasset Bay30" high X 37" wide   Photo by Les Brault
When a friend visited Manhasset, LI, our shared home town, I asked her to take a picture for me to translate into fabric.
Soft Shoes60" high X 48" wide   Photo by Jon Kenyon
Working with knits interests me, partially because the fabric behaves according to a set of properties differing greatly from woven cloth. Soft shoes represent the second set of experiments with knits.