Ellen Levinsky -
Natural Feather Art and Jewelry
By Ellen Levinsky
Ellen Levinsky has been creating natural feather art and jewelry on Maui since 1979, joining LAS in 1985.
Teaching in the LAS children's art program for over 20 years generates much satisfaction for Ellen by assisting young people to develop their artistic skills, improve their self-confidence, and share an enjoyment of life as an artist.
Ellen enjoys meeting people who own birds, using the feathers their pets shed to make a 'memory picture' for them.
Ellen creates the textured background from recycling her junk mail and adding different Hawaiian plants. Her pictures have been inspired by her love of nature and the vivid colors in Hawaii.
Ellen has done much research and hiking to observe petroglyphs (ancient rock carvings) in Hawaii, New Mexico, Colorado, and Australia. She feels a strong connection with these ancient artists; making feather images of particular petroglyph designs that people identity with.
Art Maui 2010-Dancers On The Beach
by Ellen Levinsky