45.7 x 45.7 x 27.9cm
Sarah Peters’ sculptures draw from diverse iconographic influences: from Assyrian antiquities, Greco-Roman tragedy masks, Egyptian funerary figures, and Cypriot portraits, to early American folk art and early modernist figuration. Imagery of sex dolls, ventriloquist dummies, robots and aliens also come into play. Referencing antiquity and using the imagery of gods in a contemporary context enables Peters to explore themes of authority, gender, and psychology, and allows her to question the politics of power and the hierarchy of historical tradition. In this way, Peters inserts herself into a predominantly masculine canon.