Artist Spotlight: Sheila Hicks

Artist Spotlight: Sheila Hicks

This short video features a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Sheila Hicks as she brings the energy and vibrancy of her highly acclaimed textile compositions to The Duke Endowment.

Hicks created two site-specific friezes for the Endowment, Bienvenue to the Carolina Chorus of Good Tidings, Panel 1 and 2. Each is composed of three panels with a Sunbrella canvas base, wrapped with linen and surmounted with calligraphic relief elements made of manipulated Sunbrella cords. It is particularly fitting that the friezes are at home amid the philanthropic legacy of James B. Duke, whose contributions to the Carolinas' textile industry were critical.