A new collection of renowned artist Nikki McClure’s stunning papercuts, with a contemporary, community-minded message
Gather, Navigate, Welcome, Fortify, Surrender, Save, Listen, Make Mistakes. These are some of the messages renowned artist Nikki McClure affirms in this gorgeous monograph of her papercuts. Organized by season, McClure’s work reminds us of the important things such as the change of seasons, slowing down the world for a moment so we can actually experience it, and looking up at the stars to dream.
In a follow-up to her gorgeous monograph Collect Raindrops, You Are Not Too Late is a new collection of McClure’s original papercuts that have appeared in her beloved yearly calendars. All cut from a single piece of black paper with an X-Acto knife, McClure’s artwork features compelling images of everyday life, often accompanied by a powerful verb that inspires the viewer to action. McClure shares more than images, though, in this new book, interweaving her memories and making of the future, offering insight into her creative life.
Nikki McClure is a self-taught cut-paper artist known for her calendar and gift line. She is the author and illustrator of Mama, Is It Summer Yet?; To Market, To Market; Apple; How to Be a Cat; and the illustrator of All in a Day, written by Cynthia Rylant, and May the Stars Drip Down, written by Jeremy Chatelain. Visit her at nikkimcclure.com. McClure lives in Olympia, Washington.