Linda Leviton loves to work with copper, and she developed five distinct bodies of work: large modular wall sculptures, “Patterns of Nature” series, fold-formed wall-hung constructions, woven forms, and metal quilts. Her work evokes the colors and textures of nature and she uses etching, dyes, patinas, and paint to treat the surface with subtle or vibrantly colored designs. Since copper is so wonderfully malleable, she likes to shape it using techniques from many disciplines including blacksmithing, sheet metal construction, welding, silversmithing and printmaking. For example, she fold-forms copper sheets into serpentine or leaf shapes. These shapes form a module or basic form.She combines these basic forms into larger more involved shapes, sometimes representational, sometimes abstract, but the connection with nature is always a theme. Her woven forms are created using a wire frame of heavy gauge wire, wrapped with colorful wire used in electrical motors.
Linda Leviton’s Awards and Honors
2003 – Ohio Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant
2001 – Ohio State Fair
2001 – Cheongju International Craft Biennale
2000 – Rosewood Arts Center
1999 – Ohio State Fair
1998 – American Craft Council, Grant
1998 – Spertus Museum
1996 – Spertus Museum
1995 – Ohio Arts Council, Grant
1993 – Indiana Arts Commission
1992 – Indiana Directions ’92
To learn more, please check out Linda Leviton’s Resume.