Published by: Joslyn Art Museum
Imprint: Joslyn Art Museum
112 Pages | 9 x 12 | 71 color and 2 b&w illus.
Drawing on global weaving traditions, the history of painting and sculpture, graphic design, and architecture, Sheila Hicks has redefined how fiber is used to create art, influencing a generation of artists. Sheila Hicks: Material Voices explores sixty years of her prolific career through four diverse perspectives. Karin Campbell considers how Hicks’s oeuvre has taken shape over time and highlights the essential links between the artist’s work and lived experience. Ted Kooser reflects on the aesthetic and poetic power Hicks’s work, while Jason Farago delves into Hicks’s incomparable eye for color. Finally, a conversation between the artist and Monique Lévi-Strauss looks back to formative experiences from early in Hicks’s life and career.