Sarah Hickey - Peoples Choice - Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2012


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

Artist Statement:

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.