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Collect Raindrops celebrates the important things: the change of seasons, slowing down the world for a moment so we can actually taste it, looking up at the stars to dream. Artist Nikki McClure's delicate images exude an optimism that revolves around community, sustenance, parenting, and appreciating both the urban and rural landscape through a visual language that is uniquely her own.

Armed with an X-acto knife, McClure painstakingly cuts out her images from a single sheet of black paper, creating a bold language that translates the complex poetry of motherhood, nature, and activism into a simple and endearing picture. The delicate nature of her work draws the eye, as each element has to be connected to the one next to it in some way, creating a fragile network of shapes and lines.

Synopsis:

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 paper cuts. Organized by season, these delicate pieces exude an optimism that revolves around community, sustenance, parenting, and appreciating both urban and rural landscapes. McClureand#8217;s work reminds us of the important things: the change of seasons, slowing down the world for a moment so we can actually taste it, looking up at the stars to dream.

This reissue of the 2007 art book includes 64 pages of new, breathtaking art. At a smaller trim size than the original, this volume makes the perfect gift.

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Artist McClures delicate images exude an optimism that revolves around community, sustenance, parenting, and appreciating both the urban and rural landscape through a visual language that is uniquely her own.

About the Author

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. She lives in Olympia, Washington. Visit nikkimcclure.com.

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Elizabeth, June 15, 2007 (view all comments by Elizabeth)
This book is full of lovely, thought-provoking pictures. Some clever, some nostalgic, all worth repeated viewings. An excellent gift for a first anniversary, where "paper" is the traditional gift.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810993303
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Subject:
Individual Artist
Author:
McClure, Nikki
Subject:
Conceptual
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Art; ecology;
Subject:
Seasons in art
Subject:
Seasons
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Paper work
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Art - Artists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 full-color illustrations
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 x 1 in
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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Product details 176 pages ABRAMS - English 9780810993303 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
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 paper cuts. Organized by season, these delicate pieces exude an optimism that revolves around community, sustenance, parenting, and appreciating both urban and rural landscapes. McClureand#8217;s work reminds us of the important things: the change of seasons, slowing down the world for a moment so we can actually taste it, looking up at the stars to dream.

This reissue of the 2007 art book includes 64 pages of new, breathtaking art. At a smaller trim size than the original, this volume makes the perfect gift.

"Synopsis" by , Artist McClures delicate images exude an optimism that revolves around community, sustenance, parenting, and appreciating both the urban and rural landscape through a visual language that is uniquely her own.
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