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The young beeches

The young beeches

Julie Van Leeuwen Lonneman ’76 April 13, 2021

Nature refreshes my soul and enchants my heart. this image was created in response to the charming delicacy of the papery ivory-colored leaves that young beeches retain through the winter. A fleeting encounter with beauty can hit me like a spiritual revelation, and it often awakens in me a desire to create something beautiful in turn to amplify that experience and share it with others. To create this lithograph, I drew directly on stone. From this drawing 10 prints were inked and pulled. My love of printmaking was kindled at UD under the tutelage of Brother A. Joseph Barrish, S.M.

Julie Lonneman is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Cincinnati and Bellingham, Washington. More of her work can be seen at julielonneman.com.

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