Lightning Dreaming


Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra paintings revolve around the subject of the Dream Time, the time before man walked the earth, when a huge storm caused lightning to flash and the water torrent formed the landscape creating rock holes and creeks. Her paintings incorporate elements of the storm, lightening, flash flooding, important rock holes, soaks and creeks. She is known for her Escher-like paintings, which use one colour, with a contrasting lighter hue, on a black background. The straight lines are made up of dragged dots, and are drawn at ninety degrees to each other to build retreating and advancing line-tunnels