The relationship between the maker and the made is an intimate, profound one. The creative work is a culmination of the artist’s inner dialogue; the thoughts, dreams and visions, finally birthed into external form after a solitary gestation. The made is laden with symbols and secret wisdoms finally revealed to the artist in their waking life, a treasure trove of unexamined fears and anxieties, hopeful portents and inner inklings extracted from the dark and put out into the light. The creative work is a twin soul, a reflection of the maker – a kindred spirit – at once familiar and acquainted, yet revelatory. In this kinship, this symbiosis, they learn from one another; they transform and outgrow skins and evolve. So is the relationship between Hickey and her creative offspring.