Thursday, May 17, 2007

Collect Raindrops by Nikki McClure

Nikki McClure's calendars have hung in my kitchen so I was so thrilled when I saw a collection of her work in the Abrams catalog. Today our copies of Collect Raindrops have arrived! Ms. McClure creates intricate papercuts; her palatte is only black, white, and a single accent color. Her subjects are the natural world and us in it, and each image is accompanied by a directive--strengthen, swim with a friend, seek, respond, encourage. "Realize true riches" accompanies the image of someone picking tomatoes; the cover image is paired with the word "strengthen." This is art made for reflection, that makes you think but is not opposed to emotion as well.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Jasper Fforde again! He's a funny fellow. I had the good fortune to see him at the Brookline Booksmith when he last visited, and I'd highly recommend him to others. You should arrange his visit to fall on a Tuesday, just so you could tell everyone he's visiting "Tuesday next."