This new traveling exhibit, developed by Clay Rice and The South Carolina State Museum, is based on the artist’s children’s book of the same name. The Stick is about a young boy who embarks on an exciting journey after finding a stick.
“The Stick is a poignant and heartfelt oath to the power of imagination,” says Rice
With original illustrations from Rice, The Stick, will come to life in this fascinating new traveling exhibit. Rice blends the elegant black and white silhouette tradition with a colorful world in the story of the power of imagination.
Rice is as much a folklorist as he is a visual artist, collecting stories from people he meets and preserving their tales in silhouettes. This art form began in France in the mid-1700s, taking its name from one of its most famous practitioners, Etienne de Silhouette. Rice learned his craft from the master—his grandfather, famed South Carolina silhouette artist Carew Rice, who was described by poet Carl Sandburg as “America’s greatest silhouettist.”
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