Rex Ray on the Cover of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

As a part of NM’s growing interest in fine art (they collected a Rex Ray for their Walnut Creek, CA store in 2012) they chose a piece by our own Rex Ray for the cover of the 2014 Christmas catalog. According to the Neiman Marcus blog “For this issue of the book, Ray’s energetic swoops and swirls form a fanciful interpretation of NM’s house symbol, the butterfly. The piece began as a painting/collage, with digital flourishes and color-play added later. “This type of hybrid allows me to mix a wide variety of mediums–painting, block-printing, silk screening, as well as digitally augmented coloring and textures,” explains Ray. “In this way, the work references nature, ornament, technology, and modernism.”