Every 1 - 2021

NBO Members Exhibition


Marsha Leavitt

Opposites Attract

It’s a hug … it’s a blending … it’s like two spirits coming together, entwining but without becoming the other. Shell slices hold the centers and are wrapped with pine needles. It will look good on the wall or on a shelf.

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H: 9" | W: 8" | D: 3"
Marsha Leavitt
Florence MA
I was originally attracted to basketry because I loved making a functional object that was beautiful. That was 30 years ago. I mostly worked with reed until about 5 years ago when I took a class in pine needle baskets. The freedom of form and beauty as well as the historical significance of pine needle coiling really inspired me to move more into the “art” of basketry. Many of my pieces are not technically “baskets” anymore. I am constantly discovering new ways to use shells, wood, old jewelry, stones, wire, gourds, resin, copper, clay, glass, sticks, fungus, iris and daylily leaves, walnut shells and other natural materials in my work. There just isn’t an end to the joy and inspiration I get from the creative process.
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