Stardust & Other Dreams

Stardust & Other Dreams Oil on Canvas 112x 112 cm ©Nada Murphy
Stardust & Other Dreams Oil on Canvas 112x 112 cm ©Nada Murphy

Next stop Gija country and Warmun Community. For me this was akin to going to the Source, where Rover Thomas bedded down the history of this area in his paintings for the world to view. I have been in awe of his work for many years.

It is very hot and as I fall into a midday sleep I see a face of an indigenous man, with stars in his beard.  I am not sure what to make of this. I know one story from another land that tells of stars in the hair of the spirit are the children yet to be born.

Then I think perhaps this old man is Rover and the stars are the many people who would follow after him.

It is a very special place.

Artist's Journal September 2013

Tribute to Rover Acrylic on Camvas 66x 66 cm Framed ©Nada Murphy
Tribute to Rover Acrylic on Camvas 66x 66 cm Framed ©Nada Murphy
She saw it with her own eyes Acrylic on Camvas 66x 66 cm Framed ©Nada Murphy
She saw it with her own eyes Acrylic on Canvas 66x 66 cm Framed ©Nada Murphy
Night Melody-Tribute to Vincent Oil on Canvas 112x112 ©Nada Murphy Private Collection
Night Melody-Tribute to Vincent Oil on Canvas 112x112 ©Nada Murphy Private Collection
Off the Lissadell Road I Acrylic on Canvas 40x 40cm ©Nada Murphy
Off the Lissadell Road I Acrylic on Canvas 40x 40cm ©Nada Murphy
Off the Lissadell Road II Acrylic on Canvas 40x 40cm ©Nada Murphy
Off the Lissadell Road II Acrylic on Canvas 40x 40cm ©Nada Murphy
Boab Study Acrylic on Canvas 40x40 cm ©Nada Murphy
Boab Study Acrylic on Canvas 40x40 cm ©Nada Murphy
Moon Rising at Warmun Roadhouse Acrylic on Canvas 40x40 cm ©Nada Murphy
Moon Rising at Warmun Roadhouse Acrylic on Canvas 40x40 cm ©Nada Murphy
How do the Children Play Ink on Zerkal Paper 78X68 cm Framed ©Nada Murphy
How do the Children Play Ink on Zerkal Paper 78X68 cm Framed ©Nada Murphy
Long Time Now Ink on Zerkal Paper 68x78 cm Framed ©Nada Murphy
Long Time Now Ink on Zerkal Paper 68x78 cm Framed ©Nada Murphy
Making the Children Strong Ink on Zerkal Paper 68x78 cm Framed ©Nada Murphy
Making the Children Strong Ink on Zerkal Paper 68x78 cm Framed ©Nada Murphy
Time Travelling Oil on Canvas 112 X 182 cm ©Nada Murphy
Time Travelling Oil on Canvas 112 X 182 cm ©Nada Murphy