~ TURTLE LIGHTNING ARTS ~ Paintings from the Spirit for the soul. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * Unique, Beautiful Art * Connected to the Inspiration of the Ancient Voice * Connected to the Spark of Creation The Journey winds on My Journey home To a place and people I know only in Dreams Tracing my Footprints in the Land of the Dispossessed A Journey of Art Of Words Of Spirit A Journey of Life A Journey shared ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Margy Duke
Biography: Margy is a contemporary Aboriginal artist and writer, (forming the other half of the MB Duke writing team), her works are increasing in popularity. Margy’s artwork is spiritually and meditationally inspired and flows with the passion of the Creator’s voice. Her style is beautiful and unique and provides the viewer with powerful connections to the Dreaming. Margy is a member of the Stolen Generations. Born in Paddington NSW in 1968 to an Aboriginal/Maori mother, whom herself, and along with her brothers, had been removed from their own mother in the mid 1950’s. Her mother being taken to Cootamundra Girls Home, the brothers to Kinchela Boys Home. Margy grew up in Leura, Blue Mountains with her adopted family of 7, totally unaware of the fact that she was Aboriginal. After a family move to Bathurst (country NSW), she suddenly had an awareness of being different and indeed was treated as an outsider. At the age of 13, the Department of Welfare finally told her of her Aboriginality. Information that plunged her into a spiral of chaos and, a fight for identity that has lasted to this very day. 2006 was a year of homecoming for Margy. After years of searching for her Aboriginal family, and fighting the many conflicting emotions that walk hand in hand with dispossession and a lost identity, Margy, along with her husband Bryan and her children “came home’ to her ancestral lands of the Dhungutti...and was welcomed into the lives of her Aboriginal family at Kempsey and South West Rocks Mission. What a day for healing! Margy continues the journey of rediscovering her Maori heritage. Margy paints from her spirit, from her soul and from her heart. Though her connection to her people had been severed all those years, her spiritual connection remained strong as has her connection to the universal life force, the Creator... it’s from that spirit that she paints now. Margy encourages each viewer to discover the interpretation in each painting that is relevant to them on a personal level and to their own life and life journey. Margy lives with her Canadian husband and 4 of their 5 children in Canberra, Australia --------- I am a man of passions, capable of and subject to doing more or less foolish things, which I happen to repent more or less afterwards... But the problem is to try every means to put those selfsame passions to good use... In the surroundings of pictures and works of art, you know how I had a violent passion for them, reaching the highest pitch of enthusiasm." Vincent van Gogh. ------- When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a sort of 'get acquainted' period that I see what I have been about [....] The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through." Jackson Pollock.
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