Body Language #2 - Leather, 1990

Mary Cornish-Hicks
(American, born 1950)

Location: Connell High School, Connell


Body Language #2 - Leather is a figurative painting by artist Mary Cornish-Hicks. It is part of her 'Body Language' series that present the human figure without showing the subject's face. Instead, the composition suggests an attitude while leaving its meaning open to the viewer. What does this figure's body language mean to you?

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with North Franklin School District.


Virginia-based artist Mary Cornish-Hicks is a native of Washington State. She notes, "My art has always been a constant positive experience throughout my life. If you can satisfy something within yourself, or you can genuinely give others a sense of satisfaction through your art, that's all you can ask of yourself as an artist."
Cornish-Hicks was born in Colfax, Eastern Washington, and grew up in Bremerton on Puget Sound, Western Washington. She studied at the Northwest College of Art.

Material CategoryPainting - paint on fabric
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensions24 in x 30 in
ID NumberWSAC1994.035.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationVirginia, United States
Location Information
AgencyNorth Franklin School District
Artwork LocationConnell High School
Science Classroom #20
WA CountyFranklin
Site TypePublic School
Address1100 W Clark St.
Connell, WA 99326
Geo. Coordinates46.662945, -118.872683
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