“When I’m sitting down painting my ‘dreamings’, I feel contented. My ‘dreamings’ make me happy.”
Aboriginal artist Geraldine Napurrurla Langdon (b. 1968) originates from Northern Territory, Australia. Langdon often paints the ‘Dreamings’ her father told her, passed down from generation to generation as a means of respecting the laws and stories directly related to the land, its features, and the plants and animals inhabiting it. The artist combines traditional iconography with bright, varied colours to provide a modern interpretation of her ancestral Dreamings. Geraldine likes working with colour and patterns and uses an unrestricted palette to develop a modern interpretation of her traditional culture. When she’s not painting, she likes to go out bush hunting, especially for honey ants.