narrative thread

April 16, 2018

In the late 60s, textile artist, Sheila Hicks was commissioned to create two tapestries for the Ford Foundation’s auditorium and boardroom. Fifty years later, after much ware and tare, Sheila was commissioned to re-create the tapestries at her atelier in Paris. If you have a moment, watch this video as it’s quite lovely. “In all of the cultures of the world, textiles are a crucial and essential component, therefore if you’re beginning with thread, you’re half way home.” Here she is in 1989, photographed by Cristobal Zañartu.


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