All is changing, passing through us, flowing inside of us, enduring, traveling somewhere; phenomena that we cannot stop sweeps continuously on, like a musical lace work, gathering and dispersing again endlessly as it goes, as water does in a stream.
Sha Sha Higby started out making dolls and pursued the art of puppetry and sculpture in her early years. She had a great opportunity for one year in Japan in 1971, observing the art of Noh Mask and theater and then received a Fulbright-Hayes Scholarship to study dance and shadow puppet making and performance arts in villages in Indonesia for five years at the Academy of Music, Central Java, Indonesia. In addition to traveling throughout Southeast Asia to Thailand and Myanmar (Burma), she received an Indo-American Fellowship to study the textile arts of India, and a Pilot Travel Grants Fund from Arts International to study in Bhutan, the National Endowment for the Arts in Solo Theater Fellowship, , U.S. Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions, Theater Bay Area CASH, the California Arts Council.. She has also recently studied an additional year lacquer (urushi) arts in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan through the auspices of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission.
supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in Partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation