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Calendar, Night&Day Exoskeletons

Exoskeletons

They appear to be more intricate than lace, more fragile than a thread of spider's silk in sunlight, whimsical as the ornaments in music boxes and fancy clocks: Bolinas artist Sha Sha Higby's sculptures are complex and layered, informed…
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Calendar, Night&Day Return to the Fold

Return to the Fold

Sha Sha Higby’s work is frequently described as “sculptural costume in motion,” which expresses the physicality -- Higby uses ceramic, metal, wood, gold leaf, silk, paper, and lacquer to create her extraordinary “characters” -- without approaching the tone -- a…
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Calendar, Night&Day

WOW, Look at That

I've been writing about and frequenting the Women on the Way Festival for the last three years: It's one of those performance jubilees that gets bigger and better each time. But I do hope it'll outgrow its modest stomping grounds…
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Calendar, Performance No Mere Puppet

No Mere Puppet

THURS-SUN 8/11-14 A name like Sha Sha Higby is appropriate for someone whose work can't be adequately encapsulated in tired pigeonholes such as "painter" or "costume designer." Indeed, her craft -- costumes and sets that look and move like vaporous…
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