ROBERT
HICKMAN NEW WORK
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Byrdcliffe, 2016
72" x 72"
Quilted muslin
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Every Possible Outcome 4/4, 2017
96" x 96"
The mathematical idea behind the piece is straightforward: Rotate 4 squares, which are diagonally divided between light and dark. Arrange these to make a larger square. Now copy this arrangement and rotate it clockwise 90 degrees and adjoin to the right of the first square to make a rectangle. Now copy the entire arrangement and rotate it clockwise 180 degrees and adjoin to the bottom of the upper rectangle to make a larger square. Plot all 256 possible outcomes and stitch together.
Handcut, machine stitched & quilted bed sheets, muslin and found fabric.
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Every Possible Outcome 3/4, 2016
96" x 96"
The mathematical idea behind the piece is straightforward: Rotate 4 squares, which are diagonally divided between light and dark. Arrange these to make a larger square. Now copy this arrangement and rotate it clockwise 90 degrees and adjoin to the right of the first square to make a rectangle. Now copy the entire arrangement and rotate it clockwise 180 degrees and adjoin to the bottom of the upper rectangle to make a larger square. Plot all 256 possible outcomes and stitch together.
Handcut, machine stitched & quilted bed sheets, muslin and found fabric.
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Every Possible Outcome 2/4, 2016
96" x 96"
The mathematical idea behind the piece is straightforward: Rotate 4 squares, which are diagonally divided between light and dark. Arrange these to make a larger square. Now copy this arrangement and rotate it clockwise 90 degrees and adjoin to the right of the first square to make a rectangle. Now copy the entire arrangement and rotate it clockwise 180 degrees and adjoin to the bottom of the upper rectangle to make a larger square. Plot all 256 possible outcomes and stitch together.
Handcut, machine stitched & quilted bed sheets, muslin and found fabric.
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Every Possible Outcome 1/4, 2015
96" x 96"
The mathematical idea behind the piece is straightforward: Rotate 4 squares, which are diagonally divided between light and dark. Arrange these to make a larger square. Now copy this arrangement and rotate it clockwise 90 degrees and adjoin to the right of the first square to make a rectangle. Now copy the entire arrangement and rotate it clockwise 180 degrees and adjoin to the bottom of the upper rectangle to make a larger square. Plot all 256 possible outcomes and stitch together.
Handcut, machine stitched & quilted bed sheets, muslin and found fabric.
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The other side, 2015
50" x 50"
handcut, randomly ordered, machine stitched & quilted, hospital bed sheets and muslin
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Untitled Patchwork, 2015
50" x 50"
handcut, randomly ordered, machine stitched, discarded/found umbrella canopies
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Untitled Patchwork, 2015
42" x 42"
handcut, machine stitched, discarded/found umbrella canopies
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Charlie Brown, 2015
30" x 30"
handcut, machine stitched, discarded/found umbrella canopies
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