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Fierston08As an artist, I investigate the beautiful and complex shapes that make up the natural world.

I’m a printmaker and I create prints by hand and on a walking press using actual leaves and fish.  Gyotaku is the Japanese word for fish printing and I print fish using Japanese techniques of indirect and sumi ink printing.

I’m also a painter and June, 2021 I will return to Yosemite National Park as an artist-in-residence. I spend about half of my time giving workshops connecting people with nature and showing them how easy it is to celebrate the natural world.  I hold nature printmaking workshops in the spring and fall at the Smithsonian Associates here in Washington, DC.

I run Swinging Bridge Press and have just published Into the Woods: Families Making Art With Nature.  Into the Woods will be available on Amazon as both a paperback and eBook and will be for sale as an Apple eBook beginning June 5, 2020.  For permissions or to get in touch with me, please email using the form below.


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