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"The hardest thing in the world is simplicity. And the most fearful thing, too. You have to strip yourself of all your disguises, some of which you didn’t know you had. You want to write a sentence as clean as a bone. That is the goal."
– James Baldwin

I'm trying to pull prints "as clean as a bone."

deer art, deer linocut, winter deer
Winter Orchard with Deer

A 5-color reduction linocut
11.5" x 6" print size
14" x 8" paper size
Hand printed on BFK Rives paper
Edition: 15
Sold unframed
Price includes shipping within the U.S.


A young doe pauses with me 
in City Park, close enough 
to hear soft undertones.

Too young and curious to be afraid,
her ears pricked, tail twitching, 
coat wet from rain.
We breathe in the stillness 

between us, hold each other
across the great divide,
animal to animal, until
she stamps a slender hoof,
and takes me with her
in one elegant bound.

Leslie Moore

Littoral Books, 2023