About the Book
Emotionally raw, complex, and whimsical, Schiro's new paintings trail an alter-ego-type character as she attempts to perceive true form and self. The non-linear narratives aim to remind us of who we are—reconnecting the viewer to themselves, others and nature. Nikki reintroduces ancient and mystical principles that she believes will serve humanity in this respect. This new body of work aims to slip past cognitive dissonance & the mind that divides us, to nourish the mind that connects us. A selection of quotes from Jalal al-Din Rumi's poetry, as translated by Coleman Barks in his book 'The Essential Rumi', accompany images of artwork in mystical attune-ment.