A design and printmaking studio founded by Lennie Gray Mowris in 2010, lenspeace has grown into a collective of professional creatives with imaginative passion who combine talents to create projects centered around understanding the human condition and serving our global community. Through this space we intend to both laugh and cry at the pain, while seeking to shine a light. We love our work, each other, and making this world just a little bit better.
The studio features two vintage printing presses, a Kluge 12x18 production letterpress, her name is Fly, and a Vandercook SP-15 proofing press, named Victory. We also utilize monoprints, blockprints, and mixed media techniques. We play with paper, ink, paint, and ideas to craft communications that support the environment and humanity. Our friends play with design, words, video, code, and concepts to bring you the ideas generated here. Together, we manifest a spectrum of creative ideas.
I am and have been many things: an artist, arborist, model, project and business manager, farmer, adventurer, strategist, consultant, and partner. My design career grew out of a desire to create artistic communications that serve people and their environment. For more than 15 years I have worked for natural health and sustainability-related organizations creating interdisciplinary designs for a range of clients. My work explores our relationships throughout various aspects of identity from subjective psychoemotional spaces into objective strategies for community building.
My practice centers on two key ideas, "The unexamined life is not worth living," and "discipline is the path to freedom." I believe in the power of design thinking to solve complicated problems with strategic empathy and I weave this belief throughout my work in the world.
My intentions are to solve problems, explore potential, examine identity, and create conscious art and design. I am inspired by masters of their craft, the power of each moment, and the kindness I’ve found in strangers.