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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."
|"End of the Trail" 20th C American Sculpture artist, James Earle Fraser with his 1894 plaster sculpture / "In 1894, when James Earle Fraser completed his model of The End of the Trail, American civilization stretched from shore to shore. Most Euramericans believed the frontier period was over and that such progress was inevitable. Many viewed Native Americans as part of the past, a vanishing race with no place in twentieth century. Popular literature portrayed Indian people as "savages," noble or otherwise. Fraser's The End of the Trail reflects this legacy: a nineteenth century Indian warrior defeated and bound for oblivion -- frozen in time." -R. David Edmunds, Ph.D. |
in that word
under lasting light
in that way
he said "mould"
but i heard "mold" and
and instantly the shadow
moved as instantly away
"Hypnos" (Dream) 1920 oil on canvas, Gyula Benczúr (1844–1920)
Carvaggio's "Narcissus" THE MOMENT ONE SEES THE DARK POOL There is another story about Narcissu...