"My mother was a competitive flower arranger, among other things. Our house smelled of flowers because there was usually a bucket of them in the kitchen sink. Recently I've been thinking about what flowers must look like to bees and other pollinators. To see colors we can't see, to climb inside these technicolor caverns covered in magic dust. We think flowers are pretty but we don't know the half of it."
– Tucker Nichols
Tucker Nichols (born 1970 in Boston) is an artist based in Northern California. His work (including drawings, paintings, sculptures, books, in-gallery cinema and performance spaces and large scale works on walls and storefront windows) has been featured at the Drawing Center in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Denver Art Museum, Den Frie Museum in Copenhagen, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield. Nichols's drawings have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, McSweeney's and the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times. He is co-author of the books, Crabtree (with Jon Nichols) and This Bridge Will Not Be Gray (with Dave Eggers). Tucker Nichols is the creator of the ongoing multimedia project Flowers for Sick People.