Monday, March 23, 2009

sheila hicks

Sheila Hicks is an American artist and weaver. She is a biggie when it comes to weaving as an art form in the 20th century. Some of her work that interests me the most is how she has brought weaving outside of the studio and made it portable, building her own little hand-looms to construct small woven "sketches". I love these little tapestry studies: the balance between wonky-ness and structure, the colour juxtapositions, the abstraction of landscape, the immediacy of her exploration of curiosity. A few years ago, a book called "Weaving as Metaphor" was published about Sheila Hicks' work - I think it might be a good library investment for my studio......

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