32.5 x 19 x 9.5 in
Hannah Holliday Stewart (1924 - 2010) exhibited in over 40 venues including The Smithsonian, Washington, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Art; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and others. Her artwork and her career were instrumental to the increased recognition of women sculptors in the United States.
Ishtar was the goddess of fertility, love, war and sex in ancient Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian cultures. In a typewritten note dated 1994, Stewart explained her inspiration:
[Ishtar] refers to the spiritual history and tradition of past thousands of years— it refers to points of evolution in consciousness... It says Remember.
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