Showing at WEND November and December
West Seattle Art Walk 12- 8pm Thursday November 9 and December 8
"Losing myself in my art in a healthy way is one of my greatest strengths. I’ve always loved to make art but over the last few years I truly NEED to make art. It saves my soul."
Printmaking is Leslie Nan Moon's passion. Her art is narrative in style and whether real or reimagined it’s very Pacific Northwest.
In her most recent work she is primarily using the technique known as “jigsaw puzzle linocuts”. In this method she begins by drawing and then carving her design into a piece of linoleum. After she has finished carving she cuts up the block and then applies different colors of ink to each piece individually. Next she puts the block back together (like a puzzle) before laying the paper down on the block and pulling a print. Ink must be reapplied by hand to the linoleum for each original print she creates.
In addition to being a professional artist and teacher at Pratt Fine Arts Center, she is also mom to a 21 year old son with severe Autism and Intermittent Explosive Disorder among other things. Due to the lack of services for him, they are together almost 24/7. They do a lot of driving around, visiting landmarks, parks and looking at wildlife.