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.
WEND engagement rings
When the time is right, choose a WEND collection ring (crafted in 14K certified recycled gold). Or, let's make a custom ring! Our collections offer the following 4 choices:
4mm is about 1/4 carat
5mm is about 1/2 carat
6mm is about 3/4 carat
6.5mm is about 1 carat
Heritage Diamonds. These are earth-made diamonds collected from period and previously-owned jewelry from verified sources. Sizes are as close to the description as possible, of exceptional quality, and the exact details of your stone will be listed on your certificate of purchase. In the jewelry trade, these are known as "post-consumer recycled diamonds". Heritage literally means "something that is handed down from the past", and we honor that legacy by placing it in your modern heirloom.
Rustic Rose-Cut Diamonds. WEND's rose-cut diamonds are earth-made diamonds, and ours are usually mined in Australia or Canada. They are un-treated and un-heated, so they have beautiful inclusions revealing their amazing character.
Natural Rose-Cut Montana Sapphires. These stones are earth-made sapphires from the Sapphire Mountains of Rock Creek, Montana. These sapphires are certified at the highest Fair Trade level and are un-heated and un-treated. They range in gorgeous hues from grey to blue to teal, and they are the inspiration behind the colorful line in the WEND logo.
Lab-Created Diamonds. These diamonds are grown by applying extreme temperature and pressure to carbon in a sealed chamber over a period of time. Sometimes called above-ground diamonds, these stones have the same chemical composition, hardness, density, refractive index, and dispersion as a natural diamond. WEND sources lab diamonds from manufacturers in the USA and Europe to help ensure that human rights and environmental standards have been met.