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Elysha Hickey

Terrigal High School

Artwork title
Wanderlust
HSC year
2004
ARTEXPRESS year
2005
Expressive form
Painting
Artist’s statement

Wanderlust: the desire to travel…

And travel I did – a ten-month odyssey around the world as a fifteen-year-old. Influenced by Rauschenberg, I created an eclectic mix of glorious colours and collaged images organised in layers to become a metaphor for the multidimensional experiences I enjoyed and wanted to share.


Collection connections

Colour is a dominant element in these abstract paintings by Elysha Hickey and Grace Crowley. Analyse the subtleties of paint application and arrangement of colour planes to create a harmonious and vibrant work. What is your emotional response to these works? Consider the works in relation to the rational and expressionist traditions of abstraction in Western painting.