Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dreaming



Dorothy Napangardi Robinson - Sand Hills at Mina Mina
2008 Acrylic on Linen


Kathleen (or Kweyetwemp in her Eastern Anmatyerre tongue) Petyarre
- Mountain Desert Lizard Dreaming
2007 Acrylic on Linen


Lily Kelly Napangardi - Tali (Sandhills)
2008 Acrylic on Linen


Narrabri Nakamarra - Lupulnga
2008 Acrylic on Linen




Anna Price Petyarre (Pitjara) - My Country
2010 Acrylic on Linen


Jeannie Petyarre - Bush Yam Leaves
2008 Acrylic on Linen


It was flickering through the latest issue of Elle Interiör, coming across this painting by Ningura Napurrula, that set this spree off. Mesmerized by the marvel of dots, the world around me dissapears and I want to give in to dreaming.

I can't help but notice that all these paintings were made by women.
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My company name, Skerries, actually refers to dreaming. The name comes from the comic Sandman (#32 - A Game of You), that is about the "skerries of dream", your land you return to when dreaming. At the time, 2003, I thought it was a great metaphore for animation where you kinda "dream up" whole worlds.

Also, two of my films are about dreams, Squariebearies (2003) and
Love will get me through the week (2004).

(The images link to their original locations, except for the two photos of Swedish Elle Interiör 06/10.)

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