Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2024 Artist

Candace Hackett Shively


Build Up

Fiber Art

23” x 28.5″


Humans build structures from what they can find and connect. The earth builds from within. Hot lava erupts from below her crust and cools rapidly to form huge walls of joined, hexagonal columns of basalt at Iceland’s Reynisfara. In the outskirts of Reyjavik, humans build sleek, Nordic style apartments that inject color into monochrome surroundings. The juxtaposition of human and geologic build-up offers an intriguing conversation.