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‘PAPER, INK, AND BAMBOO SPOON’ at the Kramer Gallery, December 4 to January 19

PAPER, INK, AND BAMBOO SPOON, block prints by Leslie Moore will on display in the Kramer Gallery of the Belfast Free Library December 4th through January 19, 2018.

Belfast resident Leslie Moore’s passion for printmaking was ignited at a one-day workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts ten years ago. A long-time pen-and-ink artist, Moore says, “I was fascinated by working in reverse. Instead of putting down black marks with a pen, I was carving out white marks with a v-gouge. I’ve been making relief prints ever since, carving images into wood and linoleum blocks, inking my blocks, and pulling each print by hand. It’s a low-tech, non-toxic process that demands more patience than I have and lots of elbow grease. I don’t have a printing press. Instead I use the back of a bamboo spoon to rub water-soluble inks from my blocks onto the paper.”

The Kramer Gallery is located on the ground floor of the library and is open during library hours. For more information visit belfastlibrary.org.