Flowering Gums Wrap Dress
About the artwork series: Home, Hearth, Harbingers 2020
To be home, to find home, conjures more than the bricks and mortar of an address or location. Home speaks of a feeling or concept that transcends time and place. It evokes a warmth, a knowing, a oneness. It feels safe. In this sacred dwelling you can let loose, let your guard down, truly be yourself. You are loved there. It is a protection from the outside world and a set of external expectations, rules and agendas. It is the quiet. It is a space to shed skin, relax and replenish.
The collective experience for some has been a year of stillness, transition and acceptance. Where is your home? Where does it exist? Is it expressed in the objects you’ve collected and curated? Does it reside in your heart? We all have versions of what constitutes ‘home’ for us.
For me this period has been one of reflection and profound contentment. In our busy, fractured lives we are project driven, time poor, always searching and striving for something more. The art of contentment – of looking around and seeing the beauty of exactly where we are, has driven the work.
There are common motifs – blue and white china vases, wooden birds, Suzani patterned tablecloths, Australian natives and available blooms from the local supermarket, posing art deco statues, dancing dogs ready for a belly scratch, references to Matisse studio posters, Preston’s painted flowers, and a pregnant Olley jug found in an antique store in the Tweed Valley. Dream-like imagery merges with the reality of the surrounds. It is a fairyland of forms that seem to dance and vibrate off one another, anticipating heart-bursting satisfaction and joy in the small things.
As children we are comforted by dear toys and trinkets. They become witness to our growth, tears and joys. These coveted items represent the little relationships we’ve formed and time journeys we’ve had. They become emblematic of the life we’ve deliberately created. They are harbingers of dreams yet to be realised. They form the hearth, the gathering place, the personal goods and chattels that make a house our home.
Words: Sarah Hickey
Sarah's work can be found : https://sarahhickey.com.au or via social media ( search @SarahHickeyart)
The Wrap Facts:
- All wrap dresses are made to your preference, you choose from the options the length of the sleeves and skirt so you have a more personal and customised dress to suit your body.
- Fabric composition:
Soft digitally-printed jersey
- Sizing :
Stretch jersey is generous when it comes to sizing. We recommend that if you fluctuate between two sizes that you go for the smaller of the two for a more flattering look. If you purchase a size that is not the correct size, then we are more than happy to exchange for the correct sizing at the return of the original garment in original condition.
If unsure of your sizing, please email us at email@example.com with your measurements and we will help you find your best fit.
Skirt lengths - You can choose between the below lengths:
Short skirt: approx 55cms from waist down
Knee length skirt: 63 cms from waist down
Midi length skirt: 90 cms from waist down
Maxi / full length skirts: 100 cms from waist down
* Please be sure to measure these before purchase to ensure you are getting the correct length hemline.
All of our dresses are made in Melbourne's sunniest suburb, Sunshine, Australia by our team of hardworking machinists.
* Model wears size 10 ( she is approx 175cm's tall, bust: D cup)