July 17, 2012
Our Second Case from Beloved Nikki McClure!
We’re so excited to work with the talented Nikki McClure on a new Artist Series Bamboo iPad Case featuring her breathtaking piece “Mendocino”! Nikki’s heartfelt design “Mother” is already featured in our Bamboo iPhone Case Artist Series.
An artist of the Pacific Northwest, Nikki McClure lives and makes art in Olympia, Washington. Nikki creates intricate and beautiful paper cuts using an X-acto knife and single sheets of paper. Common themes of her images include nature, activism, community, motherhood, and a plethora of virtues - hard work, patience, and appreciation for family and simple pleasures. Her work often depicts celebratory scenes of everyday life: a toolbox, a flock of birds, someone gardening, a woman laying in the grass, a family going for a swim.
Nikki is a veteran of the Riot Grrrl rock movement and has been involved with Olympia record labels K and Kill Rock Stars. She continues to produce her paper cut images on posters, cards, albums, t-shirts, and a yearly calendar. She has also worked on many award-winning books for adults and children through Abrams and Sasquatch, among other publishers. Cutting Her Own Path, a look at the past 16 years of Nikki McClure’s work, opens at the Bellevue Art Museum in Nov. 2012. See more about her at NikkiMcClure.com and purchase her work through Buy Olympia.
Written by Mary Yajko. She is a Grove customer support rep and crazed blogger originally from upstate New York. She enjoys opened minds, uncontrollable fits of laughter, and large amounts of french fries with ketchup.