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Leonore Alaniz

Nature Printer Tel 413 548 9434

the charm of details _____________________________________________ Forty Nature Prints on paper and cloth by Leonore Alaniz.
Gallery at U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Hadley, Mo through Fri 8AM to 4:30PM except federal holidays. Through February 4. The direct imprints of plants and animal specimen exhibited document plant and animal specimens, many of them native to assachusetts. The nature printin! techni"ue Leonore Alaniz uses, dates bac# to botanists of $enaissance %urope, includin! Leonardo &a'ince. The techni"ue can reveal details li#e an in#ed fin!er imprint does. (t re"uires that the interactions of in#, tools, and pressure be adapted to the specimen, renderin! each ima!e a mono print. Prompted in )*+, by disputes in Northampton, -hether to use the -eed#iller !ou"d#p o" public la"d$ Leonore printed -ith -eeds, many of -hich are nutrition.dense. /he teaches her method of plant identification in classes and throu!h solo exhibits. 0The last one at /mith 1otanic Gardens2. (mprints sho- venation, seeds and roots often not visible -ith the na#ed eye. They attract !ardeners, horticulturist and artist, but especially ne-comers3 They become introduced to the plant scene at lar!e, by payin! attention to the diversity and also similarities in shapes and forms. All imprints are actual size. 4olors and compositions reflect artistic license.

The public is invited to a lunch talk / presentation about the history and techni ue of !ature "rintin# on February $%th at $& noon at U.S. Fish and Wild 'ife

Service, (%% West#ate )enter *rive, Hadley, +, *+*,5.6576, Tel. 08+,2 )5,.7)**.
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Leonore Alaniz

Nature Printer Tel 413 548 9434

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13 Montague Rd. MA 01054 T e l 8 6 0 6 0 5 6 7 0 5 !ail Leonore.alaniz"g!ail.#o! $ $ $ . % o t a n i g r a f i & a

February 22nd 2014

nature printing instruction: on paper: 9:30 - 12:30 on cloth: 1:00 - 4:00


_______________________________________________________________________ _ -io#raphical statement. 9ith plants and plant neurobiolo!y becomin! fast a ne- science, Leonore loo#s for-ard to printin! -ith many more specimen, and to teachin! the techni"ue to others.

Leonore Alaniz

Nature Printer Tel 413 548 9434

( inspire adults and youth to discover plant diversity, and to learn about plant attributes throu!h study in the field visual representations, fosterin! thereby :ri!ht relations; -ith the plant #in!dom. ....................................................................... To in"uire about purchasin! ori!inals or reproductions, classes and studio visits, contact Leonore.alaniz<!mail.com, P.=.1ox >, +, onta!ue $d. Leverett 4rafts and Art., Leverett, A *+*58. T%L 7?* ?*5 ?>*5. /tudio visits are encoura!ed by appointment.