sheila hicks

Oh my word. This stunning fiber based installation was one of my favorite things at the Venice Biennale this past summer, and yes, it probably has something to do with my current obsession with pom poms. Granted, these are not pom poms at all. They are “pigmented acrylic fibre” wrangled into large soft orbs with some kind of synthetic netting! This gorgeous piece {that you were NOT allowed to jump on even if you really wanted to} was part of the “Color Pavilion” at the Arsenale, and is the work of American-born, Paris based artist Sheila Hicks. Watch the video above to see Sheila talking about this piece… so beautiful on so many levels.

ps. a bit of proof, basically to remind myself that I really was there – because sometimes it feels more like a crazy dream.

comments (5)

  1. Sabine S. from Germany /// 12.05.2017 /// 9:26am

    OMG — My colours, my stuff…… ♥ ♥ ♥
    many ♡ ly greetings sent by
    Sabine from WO(rms) in Germany

  2. Patti Normand /// 12.06.2017 /// 5:47am

    So incredible ! Imagine throwing yourself into that beautiful bunch of colour and texture.

  3. the jealous curator /// 12.06.2017 /// 6:41am

    no patti! that’s not ALLOWED!!! (i really wanted to, but there’s an alarm that goes off if you get too close) 😉

  4. Lysa Flower /// 12.09.2017 /// 7:29am

    Holy smokes. I didn’t realize they were so HUGE! I’m glad you included a photo of yourself for scale. I wonder how heavy they were?

  5. Nikkie /// 12.09.2017 /// 10:25am

    i like the old building with the new vibrantly colorful puffs
    i like all the bright colors in the cracks like a secret pushing through from the past!