Artist Highlight: Candice Hicks
Good morning! Feeling bookish or inspired to do some embroidery today? Check out the amazing works in Candice Hicks’ Common Threads (2010) series…
I love love love her pieces. I really do adore any artist who can tie in textiles and literature…and Candice does a suburb job.
“Common Threads, a series of hand-embroidered canvas books, copy the form and design of dime store “composition” books. The books themselves, self consciously hand made objects, are a record of coincidental occurrences generally gleaned from reading or mundane events. The use of embroidery thread allows for the production of the text and image with the same mark and material, to make the text, image and substance of the book inseparable. Each book measures 7x9x1.”" (source)
(statement and images courtesy of Brooklyn Artists Alliance)