Abundant Intricacy

Stabb, Jo Ann C.
April 2001
Surface Design Journal;Spring2001, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p30
Trade Publication
The article presents the works of artist Sha Sha Higby. Higby's complex art embraces many disciplines, but it is within herself that she begins to make the costume-sculptures that are enlivened by the ethereal performances she stages. Higby's performances are wordless happenings that combine her stylized, slow motion movement within the costumes and her playful interaction with small, delicate props that function as events around the stage. Higby's work represents years of crosscultural study, travel, apprenticeship and practice. Having studied art in cotlege, she started out as a sculptor making three-dimensional objects.


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