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Sheila Hicks: 50 Years

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Sheila Hicks (born 1934) is a pioneering artist noted for objects and public commissions whose structures are built of color and fiber. This volume accompanies the first major retrospective of Hicks’s work; it documents the remarkable versatility and dramatically divergent scale of her textiles as well as her distinctive use, and surprising range, of materials. Hicks ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by Yale University Press
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Oct 04, 2012 Louise Silk rated it really liked it
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This is the compelling story of how a fine arts student ended up as the pivotal artist in the world of fiberart.

The one thing missing from the book was her personal story except to say that her artistic awareness began with her mother who introduced her to sewing, her grandmother who showed her embroidery and knitting and her great aunt who taught her painting. I wanted to know how her "thread consciousness" affected other areas of her life.

Strictly on a professional level, it was very inspira
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