My friend Neile Royston, gifted me a wonderful book a few years back called Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor. I had never heard of Hicks and was just beginning to be drawn into fiber at the time. Thanks to you, Neile ... you pretty much changed the direction in my art because of this book!
|Image from Wonder-Collective.|
Hicks is known for her large fiber installations and is now being recognized for her small weavings, often created on a handmade loom. The works are incredibly powerful, even if they are so small in size. I love this image because you can see the relationships between the works as well as understand their small scale.
|Image from Full Circle|
And here are some of the pieces up close. I prefer her smaller works
|Hastings, wool and cornhusks, 1996. Shiela Hicks. Image from artnet.|
|Trout Quipu, 1964; woven, wool; 8 x 5 1/2 inches. Image from Studio and Garden.|