The name Sarai has the sense of power, authority, natural law as might be expected for the lady of the house. The Hebrew name Sarah indicates a woman of high rank. In Biblical times, the changing of the one's name was significant and used to symbolize the binding of a covenant. In this case, God promised to put an end to her barrenness and give her a child.
I painted Sarai before God's promise of a child, against a barren background, empty hallways and arches with traces of sadness and lingering beauty - the show must go .