“Old Paint New Life,” a show of work by Eric Leppanen, is on display in the Kramer Gallery of the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., through October.

Leppanen lives and works in Belfast and is represented by Asymmetrick Arts in Rockland. His art is created with discarded and reclaimed paint giving it a new life and purpose. Leppanen said he appreciates the lucid beauty of nature, its imagery created both in precision and serendipity.

"In my experimental art, I take ideas, thoughts, colors, materials — add energy and action … letting paint flow. I attempt to direct its interaction with the forces of nature, creating texture and depth," he said of his work.

Leppanen recently attracted national attention with his piece “Indebted States of America,” a collage of an American flag made out of 169 old credit cards, paint and quarters. “Indebted,” a commentary about the lessons of easy credit, is included in the exhibit.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.