Sarrita King's Lightning series are a painted memory of the electrical storms in the tropical climate of Darwin in the Northern Territory, where Sarrita spent her youth. The lightning would crack across the entire sky, creating lines not dissimilar to cracked earth. With Lightning came the winds that in their fury whipped up all the dust, rain, heat and magnetic energy into a maelstrom in the air.
Sarrita would discover new patterns and colours every time she witnessed these natural light shows. Sarrita paints the lightning series in two main ways: she either encapsulates the intensity of the storm and the driving rain to the point where it is seemingly audible or contrarily, she points out the subtle beauty within the storm and the way in which the elements gracefully twist and turn between dramatic lightning strikes.
Dreamtime Distribution, Australië;
Purchased by Leslie Smith Gallery, Amsterdam in 2011
Sarrita King was born in Adelaide, South Australia on the 5th March 1988. She is the younger sister to fellow artist, Tarisse King and daughter to the late highly regarded artist, William King Jungala (1966 – 2007). Sarrita inherits her Australian Aboriginality from her father who was part of the Gurindji tribe from the Northern Territory. The Gurindji tribe came to public attention dur . . .