Sally Harrison's Dot Paintingswww.ArtPal.com/saharrison
MY STORY DEFINES THE FORCES THAT SHAPE OUR LIVES.
In 1949 my crippled 14 yr old Mother was raped by a white man. As Neglected Children she was Exiled 437 ml NW of Sydney. I Went South to Bomaderry Mission, where I was imbued with a strict code of HONESTY, Self-DISCIPLINE, LOVE OF GOODNESS & trained as A DOMESTIC SERVANT. There was no disrespect, disobedience, lies or SHIRKING OF RESPONSIBILITIES. When I was 6 yrs old, I was adopted by a Colonial White Couple who UPROOTED all The Good invested in me by My Teachers, which turned My World Upside Down.
Words can't express The Horrors INFLICTED by THE WORD MADE FLESH - A NEW HOME & NAME (ie: Shadow Self & REFLECTION) & A NEW RELIGION that ENFORCED the Use my RIGHT HAND. THIS SWITCHED & SPLIT MY BRAINS, CHAINING ME TO THE OPINION OF THE EXALTED ENGLISHMAN, Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer, that half-castes weren't much better than animals. Thus SCIENCE Classified Me & Mine "BELONGING TO the genus Pan Troglodyte". THE WORD "opinion" means: "a view or judgement formed that is not necessarily based on FACT or KNOWLEDGE".
BALDWIN SPENCER'S OPINION CONDEMNED ME to be stripped of My Humanity & FORCED TO REMAIN A CHILD, DOMINATED by parents who INTERPRETED HIS OPINION literally, & ensured MY NEOCORTEX WOULDN'T DEVELOP by denying friendships outside of school hours, REDUCING my "life" to HELL behind Closed Doors & cleaning a bank after school till 9 pm. THANKFULLY, when I was 10, THE NUNS at school persuaded them to alIow me to attend Saturday morning art classes.
In 1992 I taught myself to dot paint & began the laborious task of FINDING & piecing together all the scattered pieces of My MIND to become My Own Psychologist. In 2014 I began RE-EDUCATING myself on the ETYMOLOGY of English Words, ancient Languages from Internet Archives & THE ORIGIN of Palindromic Cultural DOGMA, ie: "am god", CAUSING Palindromic Sequence on A DOUBLE-STRANDED DNA or RNA.
LIKE A CHILD I read & neatly printed REAMS of Text, to destroy the god-awful OPINION of A Dead Man who MADE History.
Most INTELLIGENT People understand that continual abuse CAUSES The Mind to become like a Broken Record, incessantly REPEATING ONE PART of a song, until THE OWNER manually lifts the arm & physically STOPS IT. UNEDUCATED & ABUSED PEOPLE LEARN TO ADAPT & SURVIVE USING THEIR ANCIENT REPTILIAN BRAIN. IT HAS NO SENSE OF MORALS, LAW & ORDER & NEVER LEARNS FROM ITS MISTAKES. This LEGACY of The Past is all they've ever known.
VERBAL ABUSE LEAVES NO VISIBLE WOUNDS & REDUCES The Mind to a DISABLED Nervous Wreck that can't ARTICULATE its problems, which increase EXPONENTIALLY over time. When A WEAK, SENSITIVE, INOFFENSIVE CHILD is exposed to constant PHYSICAL ABUSE combined with MENTAL TORTURE FOR THE DURATION OF ITS DEVELOPMENT TO ADULT STATUS, he or she is reduced to THE STATE OF A LOST SOUL without an ADULT Mind.
My WHITE IDENTITY & MIND (ie:"Shadow Self" & REFLECTION of my environment) COLLAPSED under the Weight of Parental + Public OPINION & DISINTEGRATED.
This forced me to ACCEPT MYSELF as an Aboriginal. I MADE THE DECISION TO RETURN TO MY BEGINNING & My Modern White "Creator Being", Sister Mavis Kennedy,whose FORESIGHT prepared me for Adulthood. HER LOVING TRAINING TAUGHT ME TO WORK & "DO WITHOUT" LIKE AN ADULT, FROM MY INFANCY. This was THE ONLY THING that saved me from The FATE of those Less Fortunate.
I FOCUS My Attention on WELDING TOGETHER My 2 SELVES, ie: The "Government" & "Opposition" into ONE ENTITY, viz: The Brain (just as they were "In The Beginning") & Making Them SUBSERVIENT to what my "Creator Being" Taught Me. Her SUPERB Training methods empower me to carry out my ONGOING TASK of Creating ORDER from chaos through THE GENTLE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE, Self Expression & Non-Verbal Communication.
DOT PAINTING IS A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY & SOOTHING THERAPY that has allowed me to become Whole. IT RECONNECTS ME TO MY ANCESTRAL DREAMING or The First Time (THE ETERNAL NOW) where Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow don't exist.
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