Handbook documenting a series of site-specific installations in Paris by a pioneer in textile art.
Stemming from the long tradition of modern art which links abstraction to multiple disciplines, the American artist Sheila Hicks (born 1934, Hastings, USA, lives and works in Paris) revisits traditional artisanal textile
, blurring the boundaries between painting and sculpture with her woven and textile work. After studying under Josef Albers at Yale, she started working with fibers during a journey in South America from 1958 to 1959, where she investigated the artisanal fabrics of Colombia, Chile, Peru and Bolivia; it then became her main medium. Sheila Hicks views her work, nourished by her travels and the cultures she has studied, as a process which results in the viewer interacting with the work she creates as well as the architecture it inhabits.