Friday, September 18, 2009

Amazing Artisan- Nikki McClure

Tonight I went to a showing of the film, "Handmade Nation" by director/producer Faythe Levine. It is a wonderful documentary about artisans who create handmade goods and the indie craft movement. I was thrilled to see a large turn out for the viewing. Every seat was taken. If you get a chance to see the movie, please go see it.

One of the artisans featured in the movie was Nikki McClure. I was fascinated by Ms. McClure's art. Her paper cuttings are wonderful studies of human life and nature. She cuts her cuttings out of a single piece of paper using only an X-acto knife. It was interesting to see her create an image from a broad representation of an object drawn on the paper. Ms. McClure's website, Nikki McClure, offers a more detailed description of her work and where her work can be found.

Below is a video about Ms. McClure and her art. Enjoy.

Nikki McClure by Dicky Dahl from PatCastaldo on Vimeo.


Lin said...

I like her message on a lot of levels. She has a lot to say, doesn't she?? Thanks for always introducing me to new artists, Merry.