SOFT SCULPTURE SURVEY: SHEILA HICKS / by Britt Howard

Sheila Hicks, Mighty Mathilde and Her Consort, 2016, for the Glasgow International 

Sheila Hicks, Mighty Mathilde and Her Consort, 2016, for the Glasgow International 

Fiber artist extraordinaire, SHEILA HICKS continues to inspire and amaze with her weavings, installations, and sculptures. Since the 1960s she has been taking down the boundaries between art, craft, and design to develop a practice that defies easy categorization. Keep your eye on this spry artist, who is still making and exhibiting regularly into her 80s. We love you Sheila! 

Sheila Hicks, Tapestry, 1977, linen and cotton

Sheila Hicks, Tapestry, 1977, linen and cotton

Sheila Hicks, Laine de Beauvais, 2010-2011, linen, pearl cotton, wool, silk. Palais de Compiegne

Sheila Hicks, Laine de Beauvais, 2010-2011, linen, pearl cotton, wool, silk. Palais de Compiegne

Sheila Hicks in her studio (1963), photo by Ferdinand Boesch

Sheila Hicks in her studio (1963), photo by Ferdinand Boesch

"Of all materials I choose wool. Of all equipment I choose the simplest. For a place to work I choose the sun."

–Sheila Hicks in the catalog for the exhibition Woven Forms, Museum of                                         Contemporary Crafts, 1963