I’ve been working on this piece for a few months now off and on.
The idea came to me and I instantly knew I had to paint it. This will be the largest canvas (asides from murals) that I’ve done.
It is 2ft high and 4ft long.
It is like a triptych but is painted on one canvas.
The inspiration came from the Biblical story of Sarah & Abraham.
For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the story please see Genesis 17.
The key elements that I wanted to express in this piece are:
the feeling of incompleteness or defectiveness from being barren,
the longing desire to become pregnant
the transformation and growth that occurs when you become pregnant.
All stages that Sarah might have experienced.
The headless-ness also adds a slightly whimsical quality (as it reminds me of those touristy photo stops where you stick your head through the hole to have your picture taken)
and adds a universal quality to it as every woman who has struggled with getting pregnant can relate to some degree.
As always, I’d love to hear your reflections/opinions on the piece, so please feel free to comment.