I have a fondness for orange combined with pink. Pink is not my favorite color, so there must be something about orange that transforms it for me!
“Textiles had been relegated to a secondary role in our society, to a material that was either functional or decorative. I wanted to give it another status and show what an artist can do with these incredible materials.”
-Sheila Hicks in a 2004 interview from Archives of American Art
I first saw a piece by Sheila Hicks while on vacation to DC, and the colors were mesmerizing. It turns out she studied with painter Josef Albers at Yale, who was influential in color theory, and was friends with Anni Albers, fiber artist, and then she won a Fulbright to Chile to study weaving, and fiber and color became the essentials of her vision. The Mint Museum of Craft & Design is hosting the exhibit Sheila Hicks: Fifty Years, until January 29, 2012. I am also smitten that The Mint Museum has a Wiki created by their Library staff, with information about exhibits, which appeals to my librarian self.
What colors are transformed for you when put together?
More Orange Goodness at my Pinterest Orange Tuesdays Board.