Thursday, September 6, 2007
Life Inspires Art, Art Inspires Life
I love witnessing how parenthood transforms artists' work, especially the work of artists I knew and loved before they and I became parents... it's like we're traveling this path together. One of my favorite artists is Nikki McClure... she is in fact a family favorite. Her images of celebration, work and community pepper our home in the form of books, calendars, prints and cards, inspiring us to live a better life. McClure's pregnancy and passage into motherhood are reflected in much of her more recent art. I find she really captures the magic of childhood and family life and depicts the simple, sweet, yet profoundly meaningful life so many of us strive for.