Petrina Hicks is an Australian artist based in Sydney, working with large format analogue photography she creates large-scale photographs that draw from mythology, fables, and historical art imagery to re-frame the contemporary female experience.
Permeated with a sense of magical realism, animals and females often appear together to represent aspects of psyche and identity, alluding to the complexity of female identity and the sentience of animals.
The porous boundaries between human and animal states and the affinity of females and animals are central to her work.
Time travelling between past and future histories, Hick’s re-imagines myths, historical art imagery and fables, placing female stories at the centre with reference to female deities, cliches of femininity and invisible women.
Myths, fables, and folklore help us to understand the nature of the world; of being human, animal and the divine.