Sally Harrison's Dot Paintings

Sally Harrison's Dot Paintings

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I WAS BORN IN 1949 & SENT TO BOMADERRY MISSION SOUTH OF SYDNEY AS A NEGLECTED CHILD. THERE I LEARNT TO BECOME A DOMESTIC SERVANT IN A STRICT REGIME OF HONESTY, COURTESY, SELF-DISCIPLINE & SELF-RESPECT. AT 6, ADOPTION STOLE MY IDENTITY & A NEW RELIGION TOOK POSSESSION OF ME. MY PARENTS RIGIDLY ENFORCED BALDWIN SPENCER'S OPINION THAT HALF-CASTS WERE SUBHUMAN. AT 7, I HELPED THEM CLEAN THE COMMONWEALTH BANK. AT 8 WHEN JOBS WERE DONE, BOREDOM DROVE ME TO LEARN TO READ THE LITERATURE IN THE STAFF ROOM. AT 10, MOTHER SUPERIOR AT SCHOOL PERSUADED MUM TO SEND ME TO ART CLASSES & FREED ME FROM REPRESSION OF MY MENTAL GROWTH.

DOT PAINTING IS A FORM OF ABORIGINAL RELIGION & MENTAL DISCIPLINE FOCUSED ON "THE ETERNAL NOW" OR THE 1ST TIME. 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 & A 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 ABORIGINES OF THE MOST ANCIENT & CONTINUOUS LIVING CULTURE BEING CLASSIFIED AS ANIMALS & THEIR MIXED-RACE CHILDREN SUB-HUMAN. THE ENGLISH ALPHABET DEVELOPED FROM ANCIENT EGYPTIAN WORD-SIGNS CIRCA 3000 BC, THEN SEMITIC (1500 BC), PHOENICIAN (1000 BC), GREEK (600 BC), ROMAN (114 AD) & LAST OF ALL, OUR MODERN ALPHABET, COMPLETING "THE CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES" CUTTING TIES TO OUR ANCIENT 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 BY NAMING THEM, REFLECTING 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 40,000 YEARS WE OBEYED THE LAWS OF OUR CREATORS, WHO FORBADE IMAGES OF THEM & GAVE CLANS SACRED SYMBOLS TO REPRESENT THEM, ENCODED 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, AN EGYPTIAN WORD MEANING "AUTHORITATIVE SPEECH" OF THRICE-GREAT THOTH, "THE GREAT & VENERABLE APE; LORD OF TIME; LORD OF WORDS; LORD OF JUDGING". THOTH'S LOWER HUMAN FORM WAS REPRESENTED AS A BABOON; A SYMBOL OF RAGE IN HIS INFERIOR FORM AS A SUB-HUMAN BEING. HU DOMINATED MY PARENTS' MINDS & DESTROYED THEIR LIVES.

"THOTH" IS THE MAGICAL GREEK LETTER THETA ON EACH SIDE OF ZERO; SYMBOL OF UNCONSCIOUSNESS IN BOTH HALVES OF THE "NEW BRAIN" RULING OUR NEANDERTHAL LIMBIC SYSTEM CALLED "THE GATE OF GOD" - SEAT OF DEEP HUMAN EMOTIONS & RAM-HEADED AMEN, IE: R.A.M (RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY) CALLED "THE HIDDEN ONE". 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 DIDN'T WANT ME & SPENT MOST OF HER TIME & ENERGY FORCING ME TO FIT HER IMAGE OF ME AS SUBHUMAN, LIMITING ME TO MY STONE-AGE CEREBELLUM OR LITTLE BRAIN - "THE TREE OF LIFE"; BUT I DEVELOPED SKILLS ADMIRED BY HER INTELLECTUAL SUPERIORS WHO TRIED TO HELP ME.

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

ART MIRRORS LIFE IN A TIMELESS REALM THAT TRANSCENDS HU. DOT PAINTING FORCES ME TO RESPECT MY "LITTLE BRAIN", RELY ON RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY & ACCEPT NECESSITY AS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION.




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