Our annual Swirl auction and gala takes place on Saturday, April 22nd. The theme of this year’s event is “Wildly Creative.” Between now and then, we’ll take you behind the scenes to reveal how our artist community is working together to create an imaginative, art-filled evening you won’t want to miss.
Leslie Nan Moon is one of our featured auction artists, specializing in printmaking. She is also one of our instructors, frequently offering Print-and-Sip nights that provide a fun introduction to basic linocut printmaking techniques.
When asked what “wildly creative” meant to her and how that shows up in her work, Leslie said:
“Dorothy Parker said, ‘Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.’
I love this quote. I’ve always had a wild mind but have been disciplined in my art, from when I was a 17-year-old teenager carving a sculpture entitled ‘Lady Stardust’ for my love of David Bowie to my 44-year-old self who doesn’t let more then a few days pass in between working on a new piece of art and still goes to music concerts every chance I get.
I pull inspiration from things found in nature and the world around me, and also from fairy tales and myths, monsters and creatures of the night, song lyrics, and of course my imagination.”
Leslie shared a photo of her standing beside her “Lady Stardust” sculpture. She also shared her workspace and some work in process:
Here are two of the finished linocut prints Leslie is offering at the auction. We hope you can join us to see them in person!