Photograph by Russell James. Collaborative art by Edwin Lee Mulligan.
4’10” x 7’ archival pigment ink printed on rag cotton with acrylic and ochre applications.
“This is a dream I had…Flying through the clear blue sky, feeling free as a bird could ever be, I was overwhelmed with relaxation over a familiar dotted landscape that was before me, spotted with splendid colours it was so rich and breathtaking I didn’t realize that it was a large bird until looking over my shoulders I had dark brown feathers. I called out to the silent air and as I gazed into the distance noticing the whole scenery that was somehow previously painted by myself, it was beautiful only a place, suddenly the painting sprung into life, tree, grass sand rock, the mighty river hills and dominated mountains in the background, those mountains themselves became like human figures, moving side to side like walking talking singing dancing among themselves, they were all grouped together as a large extended family group a long line of them that stretched for kilometers, from the place which I was closest to, a place called Djugerari, Yakanarra the place where I grew up most of my childhood”