Sally Harrison's Dot Paintings

Sally Harrison's Dot Paintings

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I WAS BORN IN 1949 AFTER MY 14 YR OLD MOTHER WAS RAPED BY A WHITE MAN. AT 13 MONTHS, I WAS SENT TO BOMADERRY MISSION SOUTH OF SYDNEY, WHERE I WAS TRAINED TO BECOME A DOMESTIC SERVANT WITH A STRICT REGIME OF HONESTY, COURTESY, SELF-DISCIPLINE & RESPECT.

AT 6, ADOPTION GAVE ME A NEW IDENTITY & RELIGION THAT TOOK POSSESSION OF ME. MY WHITE PARENTS RIGIDLY ENFORCED BALDWIN SPENCER'S OPINION THAT HALFCASTS WERE SUBHUMAN. AT 7, I HELPED THEM CLEAN THE COMMONWEALTH BANK. AT 8, WHEN JOBS WERE DONE, SHEER BOREDOM DROVE ME TO LEARN TO READ THE MAGAZINES IN THE STAFF ROOM. AT 10, MOTHER SUPERIOR OF ST. MICHAEL'S PERSUADED "MUM" TO SEND ME TO ART CLASSES, RELEASING ME FROM OPPRESSION OF ABUSE & REPRESSION OF MY MENTAL GROWTH.

DOT PAINTING IS A FORM OF ABORIGINAL RELIGION ENFORCING MENTAL DISCIPLINE, MENTAL CLARITY & FOCUSING ON NOW, NOT THEN. ADELE NOZEDAR'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SECRET SIGNS & SYMBOLS, STATES: "THE DOT IS AN UNASSUMING LITTLE THING WHICH REPRESENTS THE BEGINNING. IT IS BOTH AN ORIGINATION & A CONCLUSION, ENCOMPASSING ALL THE PROBABILITIES OF THE UNIVERSE WITHIN IT; A SEED FULL OF POTENTIAL & SYMBOL OF THE SUPREME BEING. IT ALSO ACTS AS A REMINDER OF THE CONCEPT OF SPACE & KIND OF SHORTHAND FOR THE TENETS OF FAITH".

BALDWIN SPENCER & FRANK GILLEN'S STUDY ON ABORIGINAL RELIGIOUS BELIEF INSPIRED FREUD'S "TOTEM & TABOO" & LED TO MEMBERS OF THE MOST ANCIENT & CONTINUOUS LIVING CULTURE ON EARTH BEING CLASSED AS ANIMALS. THE ENGLISH ALPHABET DEVELOPED FROM ANCIENT EGYPTIAN WORD-SIGNS CIRCA 3000 BC, THEN SEMITIC (1500 BC), THEN PHOENICIAN (1000 BC), THEN GREEK (600 BC), THEN ROMAN (114 AD) & THEN OUR MODERN ALPHABET. THIS LED TO "THE CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES" CUTTING TIES TO OUR ORIGINS.

MANY OF OUR PLACE-NAMES ARE PHONETICALLY IDENTICAL TO MESOPOTAMIAN & EGYPTIAN WORDS, EG: KEPERRA IN BRISBANE. THE EGYPTIAN GOD KHEPERA CALLED THINGS INTO BEING & LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD EGG, AS IN OUR MYTH OF THE 1ST MAN CALLING THINGS INTO EXISTENCE BY SHOUTING OUT THEIR NAMES. A MERE 247 YEARS HASN'T CHANGED OUR DNA. FOR 60,000 YEARS WE OBEYED THE LAWS OF OUR CREATORS WHO FORBADE IMAGES OF THEM & GAVE CLANS SACRED SYMBOLS TO REPRESENT THEM, ENSHRINED IN THE DREAMING & BASIS OF OUR SOCIETY, IE: SOCIAL CONTROL, LAND MANAGEMENT; DIVISION OF LABOUR, TERRITORIAL RIGHTS, HUNTING & GATHERING & MARRIAGE LAWS TO AVOID INBREEDING.

MY PARENTS WERE LIMITED TO HU OR EGYPTIAN AUTHORITATIVE SPEECH OF THRICE-GREAT THOTH; LORD OF WORDS, THE GREAT & VENERABLE APE, WITH HIS 8 CHAOS GODS IN THE ABYSS OR "GREAT SEA OF WORDS". THOTH IS A GREEK NAME FORMED BY THE MAGICAL LETTER THETA, SYMBOLIC OF UNCONSCIOUSNESS IN THE OPPOSED YIN-YANG HALVES OF THE NEW BRAIN, THE RULER & "ENCHANTER" OF OUR GULLIBLE NEANDERTHAL LIMBIC SYSTEM - SEAT OF HUMAN EMOTIONS & RAM-HEADED GOD, AMEN. THOTH'S LOWER "HUMAN" FORM WAS A BABOON; A SYMBOL OF RAGE.

ANCIENT TEXTS SAY THERE ARE 2 KINDS OF ERROR; PIECEMEAL CRITICISM & BLIND CREDULITY (THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND).

"DISCRIMINATION" IS MENTAL AWARENESS, UNDERSTANDING & ABILITY TO SEE WHAT OTHERS CANNOT. MY MOTHER NEVER WANTED ME & SPENT MUCH OF HER TIME & ENERGY FORCING ME TO FIT THE IDEA I WAS SUBHUMAN. SHE LIMITED ME TO MY STONE-AGE CEREBELLUM OR LITTLE BRAIN KNOWN AS "THE WORKER" IN THE TREE OF LIFE, BUT I DEVELOPED SKILLS ADMIRED BY HER INTELLECTUAL SUPERIORS, WHO SAW THROUGH HER & TRIED TO HELP ME.

OUR TREE OF LIFE IS SEPARATE & APART FROM THE REST OF THE BRAIN, JUST AS MY PARENTS KEPT ME APART FROM WHITE & ABORIGINAL SOCIETY. IT HANDLES FINE MOTOR SKILLS, CO-ORDINATION, PRECISE TIMING & REGULATES FEAR & PLEASURE RESPONSES FROM SENSORY SYSTEMS IN OUR SPINAL CORD. IT ALSO HANDLES SOME COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS LIKE ATTENTION & LANGUAGE, ACQUIRING KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING THROUGH THOUGHT & EXPERIENCE, BUT ITS MOTOR SKILLS ARE THE MOST HIGHLY DEVELOPED.

ART MIRRORS LIFE & BYPASSES THOUGHT. I FACE THE SAME CHALLENGES, BUT DOT PAINTING FORCES ME TO RELY ON NECESSITY AS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION & ACCEPTANCE OF MY "LITTLE SELF".




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MAGIC CARPETS IN GOD'S OWN COUNTRY



VISIONS THROUGH MY "LOOKING GLASS"



BUSH MEDICINE & BUSH TUCKER



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