This landscape depicts a blue sky, green grass and two yellow trees covered in mysterious dark grey dots. The scene is surrounded by concentric borders, one red and one brown.
The artist’s longstanding practice has undergone numerous evolutions, including the mysterious addition of black, circular shapes that perforate his surfaces. These circles had initially formed along walls of LeVell’s architectural drawings, resembling windows. But this enigmatic visual motif later came to dominate entire compositions, pushing them toward total abstraction.
Michael LeVell’s art offers an intuitive spatial awareness that gives the viewer a glimpse into an abstract articulation of the world around us. LeVell has been prolifically generating works via his distinct visual vernacular at Tierra del Sol, a foundation that champions the inclusion and independence of all people with disabilities, for more than 30 years. While legally considered blind, LeVell uses imagery from Architectural Digest magazine to inform his velvety, tactile drawings of landscapes and architectural structures in layers of saturated colored pencil or acrylic paint.
Michael LeVell is one of eight founding artists to launch the studio art program in Tierra del Sol, a foundation that champions the inclusion and independence of all people with disabilities. While legally considered blind, LeVell is a connoisseur of Architectural Digest, using the magazine’s stunning imagery to inform his artworks. In addition to his intricate ceramics, LeVell is known for his velvety, tactile drawings of landscapes and architectural structures in layers of saturated colored pencil or acrylic paint.