embroidery on canvas
String Theory Volume II is a unique book from Hicks’ Common Threads series – a variant series of hand-embroidered canvas books, copying the form and design of dime-store “composition” books. The use of embroidery thread allows for the production of both the text and image with the same mark and material, rendering the text, image and substance of the book inseparable.
Candace Hicks is the Coordinator of Foundations at Stephen F. Austin State University where she teaches foundational courses in two-dimensional media. In 2009 she earned a Master of Fine Art degree in Printmaking from Texas Christian University. Her artist’s books are in collections including the Museum of Modern Art New York, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and many university special collections including Harvard, Yale, and Stanford. She has exhibited throughout Texas, California, and New York, as well as in Beijing, Barcelona, and Cordoba.