It’s so inspiring to listen to a creative soul talking about her work.
Settle in with Nikki McClure, the pride of Olympia, Washington, as she talks with Melanie Falick as part of Melanie’s video series, Making a Life: The Conversation.
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There’s so much to chew on. Nikki is, among many things, a cut-paper artist, and she shares so much of herself as she explains how she creates her astonishing cut-paper works. Her calendars are legendary—she has created a new one each year for the past 20 years.
For 2021, the calendar is titled Expand. It’s a series of paper cuts that explore liminal spaces—air and water and the surface in between. What could be more appropriate for us to think about for 2021? Thinking about our fear but also our curiosity.
Another highlight: Nikki’s reading of What Will These Hands Make? her exquisite book for all ages, published in February, just before the pandemic dug in.
Her works are available to order online right here. So much beauty and wisdom coming from Nikki McClure.