Niah Mcleod "Ngudjung Yugarang" (Mother's Heartbeat)
Niah’s paintings invoke dreams, the night sky, or perhaps her ancestral Dreaming. She doesn’t attempt to define the images that come to her. Rather, she finds inspiration as she approaches the blank canvas, fed by stories she feels she should know, but has never heard.
“It’s a strange feeling,” she says, “my images don’t have explicit narratives, just an idea of a story I think I may be a part of. My Uncle Paul once said to me, ‘It just appears from the mystic unknown that’s all around in the Dreaming’. I think that’s a pretty special way to look at it.” (as told to writer Helen Hawkes)
Framed Acrylic on paper 64cms x 46cms