Artist: Sarah Hickey
Title of the work: Pregnancy
Medium: Pen, ink, conte on paper
Date of completion: May, 2012
Height (cm): 76
Width (cm): 57
Sale price $: 1200
Hickey’s series of female idols are inspired by images of women from a variety of contexts, histories and worlds. The complex layering of imagery and patterns depict beauty, spiritual iconography and the feminine.
Recently her work has been exploring the idea of the body as a Tabernacle, meaning a “residence” or “dwelling place” for a divine presence. ‘Pregnancy’ refers to an inner self or soul that coexists with the physical.