— MATT LEAVITT’S TREE SERIES
His Tree series contains dozen of pieces, all of which begin with a single brush stroke. At times, the brush strokes are manipulated with materials such as paper towels or diluted with water; other times, they are purely ink. Careful study of the initial forms — created as much by chance as by intention — then inspire Leavitt to craft the final works, which always revolve around trees but are otherwise extremely variable. Leavitt’s Tree series takes his work to the next level; with it, he received his first solo show and found a new sense of self-discipline, discovering the importance of simplicity, smallness, and negative space in his own art.