embroidery on canvas
String Theory 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 books themselves, self-consciously hand-made objects, are a record of coincidental occurrences generally gleaned from reading or mundane events.
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.