Momentum is honored to present the Crossing Colors collection, designed by Sheila Hicks. With expertise derived from her sixty years’ experience at the pinnacle of the art and design worlds, Sheila envisioned and executed this exquisite collection of textiles consisting of three energetic, linear patterns and a subtly textural coordinating plain.
Sleek and architectural, narrow bands of color cut laser-straight across the full width of the fabric in intersecting diagonal vectors. The repeat size of this pattern is massive – over six feet high by the full 54” fabric width. Twenty-five color combinations provide incredible diversity.
25 colors | 75,000 D.R.
Sheila Hicks is an American fiber artist who presents textile art as an experience situated between sculpture and performance. Sheila Hicks’ sculptures, drawings and woven works are coveted for their dramatic intricacy and masterful use of color.
The bold patterns created in collaboration with Momentum Textiles are drawn directly from artworks in a series of Hick’s drawings called Couleurs Croisées. Angled lines form engrossing interstices of negative space; colors meet and react in surprising combinations. Great care was taken to preserve the exquisite nuances of the artwork and capture the expressive variation of ink and chalk on paper and translate it into woven form.
To execute the vision of the artist, it became necessary to expand the boundaries of jacquard weaving. Hicks wanted the designs to extend from one edge of the fabric to the other in unbroken strokes emancipated from the constraints of looms that usually require a horizontal repeat.
The Crossing Colors collection celebrates Momentum and Hicks’ shared passion for textile art and design with patterns Crossing Colors, Painting Strokes, Drawing Lines and Weaving Palettes.
designer: sheila hicks