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|Sandover River, painting, 1989, Australia |
Kngwarreye, Lily (Sandover). 1947-2004, The Artist Dreaming"The vision of life from the point of view of life's dreaming soul, a fons vitae is carried by night. The (Greek) goddess, Night (Nyx) as kanephoroi, both weaver and web. Night as basket bearer (under cover of darkness) a light-bearer, has spun a web and caught in it, like insects, light and delivers to the artist's dream-time, the wisdom of the dream stretching out from the partly hidden past down into the far-reaching future. The light of eons past descends from the stars, the light-mist of the future rises from the muddied banks of the ephemeral Sandoval. These waters of life―light by extension,are released from the ephemeral river-bed in vapor and comingle in a coninunctio, stardust to stardust, no obstruction. Joseph Campbell depicted once in storytelling such a river with the head of the poet, Orpheus floating down it still singing. To which he also notes: we should all receive our poetic inspiration this easily."
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