Fiber/ Sculpture: Pat Hickman
July 25 – 30
Structure and Skin – Using various stiff materials such as reeds and wire, we will build skeletal three-dimensional structures which may or may not be covered with skin-like material. Through quick studies and studio projects, openwork textile techniques such as knotted netting and knotless netting will become comfortable processes. These textile structures can be used to convey ideas and meaning. The workshop will be an experience in discovery and questioning and will provide ongoing ways of working long after the workshop is over. All skill levels are welcome. Workshop participants should bring a willingness to explore, to imagine, and to learn.
Pat Hickman is a full time studio artist living in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley with a studio at the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center. She is Professor Emerita of Art, University of Hawaii. Her work is in major collections, including the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, the Oakland Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Denver Art Museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Hawaii State Art Museum. Her gate commission, Nets of Makali’i–Nets of the Pleiades, stands at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Pat Hickman has twice received National Endowment for the Arts grants and is a Fellow of the American Craft Council. She served as President of Textile Society of America (2008-2010). She serves on the National Basketry Organization Board and is on the National Arts Advisory Council of the Textile Center in Minneapolis. Hickman curated two traveling exhibits: Innerskins/Outerskins: Gut and Fishskin and Baskets: Redefining Volume and Meaning. pathickman.com