Interpretation of Dreams

 2009   94 x 123 cms NFS

The suggestion to depict Freud's study with the doctor (Howard Goldenberg) on his own couch attended by an Arrernte Elder (Patrick Hayes) was too enticing to pass up. I sourced the father of psychoanalysis's renowned artefact collection, adding some Australian trophies, in addition to a painting on which the Elder angangkere's expressed concern is scrawled in Arrernte, 'Let's talk about Creation stories'. This begs the question, can there be efficacious healing without understanding the ground you inhabit.