Sally Harrison's Dot Paintings

Sally Harrison's Dot Paintings

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IN 1949 A WHITE MAN RAPED MY 14 YR OLD MOTHER. SHE WAS EXILED FAR AWAY & I TO BOMADERRY MISSION WHERE I LIVED UNTIL I WAS ADOPTED AT AGE 6. THERE I WAS IMBUED WITH A STRICT CODE OF HONESTY SELF DISCIPLINE & LOVE OF GOODNESS. DISRESPECT, DISOBEDIENCE, SHIRKING OF RESPONSIBILITIES & LIES DIDN'T EXIST.

At 6 YEARS OF AGE, ADOPTION ERASED MY IDENTITY & CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE WORST. I CEASED TO EXIST AS A HUMAN BEING & WAS TRANSFORMED INTO SOMETHING NEW & STRANGE. A NEW HOME, NAME & RELIGION SPLIT MY BRAINS BY ENFORCED USE OF MY RIGHT HAND. THE OPINION THAT A HALF-CAST (SUB-HUMAN) WAS ONLY FIT FOR DOMESTIC SERVICE STRIPPED ME OF MY HUMANITY. MY WHITE PARENTS SERVED THIS OPINION & UPROOTED MY EARLIER TRAINING BASED ON TRUE CHRISTIANITY.

I REMAINED COMPLETELY CONSCIOUS & MUTE WITH TERROR IN MY "SUBCONSCIOUS" MIND AS THE GOVERNMENT & RELIGION PLAYED GOD. LIKE DR FRANKENSTEIN, THEY MANUFACTURED AN ARTIFICIAL MONSTROUS "HEAD" COMPOSED OF CULTURAL ILLUSIONS IN MY ABORIGINAL LEFT BRAIN THAT TOOK POSSESSION OF ME & MY LIFE.

AT 7, TO "EARN MY KEEP", I BEGAN HELPING MY PARENTS CLEAN THE COMMONWEALTH BANK. AT 8 YRS, AFTER MY JOBS WERE DONE, BOREDOM DROVE ME TO LEARN TO READ TIME MAGAZINE & OTHER LITERATURE IN THE STAFF ROOM. AT 9, I WAS READING THE SATURDAY EVENING POST & NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, WHICH MADE ME FORGET MY PROBLEMS. MR CULLEM (THE MANAGER), WAS LIKE A GRANDFATHER TO ME. AT 10, THE NUNS AT ST. MICHAEL'S PERSUADED "mum" TO LET ME GO TO SATURDAY ART CLASSES. MR THURGATE WAS A KIND & CLEVER TEACHER.

In 1987, THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF TRYING TO SURVIVE IN A WORLD RULED BY THE DEAD & GRECO-ROMANO-BRITISH ATTITUDES CAUSED A MID-LIFE CRISIS. "GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES". IN 1992 I LEARNED TO DOT PAINT & RECONNECTED TO NATURE & SELF.

IN 1998, I BEGAN REBUILDING MY SHATTERED MIND. IN 2005, I REJECTED SOCIAL ATTITUDES & RETURNED TO WHAT I LEARNT FROM SISTER KENNEDY, (MY MOTHER FIGURE AT BOMADERRY). HER PERFECT EXAMPLE TAUGHT ME TO WORK LIKE AN ADULT FROM INFANCY. THIS DECISION TURNED MY WORLD AROUND. 

IN 2014, I MADE MYSELF "GO BACK TO SCHOOL" AT HOME. I DOWNLOADED FREE E-BOOKS ON THE ORIGINS OF RELIGION FROM INTERNET ARCHIVES & FREE 21 VOLUME ASSYRIAN DICTIONARY + GLOSSARY OF OLD AKKADIAN FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO'S ORIENTAL INSTITUTE. FROM THESE SOURCES, I UNEARTHED SIMILAR BELIEFS & PHONETICALLY IDENTICAL WORDS OF SUMER (CHALDEA) AKKAD (ASSYRIA) & UR (BABYLON). LIKE AN 8 YEAR OLD CHILD, I COPIED & PRINTED ANCIENT TRUTHS IN 120 PAGE EXERCISE BOOKS & READ THEM EVERY DAY TO MAKE THEM "SINK IN" & RE-WIRE MY BRAINS.

247 YEARS CAN'T ERASE WHAT IS IN OUR DNA. UNLIKE OTHER CULTURES, WE NEVER MENTION THE DEAD FOR FEAR OF HARM THEY CAN CAUSE THE LIVING; A LESSON I LEARNT AT GREAT PERSONAL COST.

FOR 40,000+ YEARS THE LAWS OF OUR PRIMEVAL CREATORS WERE PRESERVED ORALLY IN THE DREAMING (BASIS OF OUR SOCIETY) EG: LAND MANAGEMENT; TERRITORIAL RIGHTS, SOCIAL CONTROL, DIVISION OF LABOUR, HUNTING & GATHERING & LAWS TO AVOID INBREEDING. THEY FORBADE US TO CREATE IMAGES OF THEM IN ANY FORM & GAVE US SACRED SYMBOLS TO REPRESENT THEM IN ART (OUR RELIGION & ANCIENT FORM OF COMMUNION WITH THE INFINITE).

LEARNING TO BE FLEXIBLE IN A WORLD WHERE NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS FORCED ME TO ACCEPT NECESSITY AS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION. TEACHING ART TO ABORIGINAL & WHITE INMATES AT 5 CORRECTIONAL CENTRES MADE ME SEE THAT ART REFLECTS LIFE. I FACED THE SAME CHALLENGES AS ALL THE OTHER CHALLENGES I FACED ALONE & AFRAID "WALKING IN TWO WORLDS" - THE LAND OF THE LIVING & THE DEAD (THE BELIEFS OF FOREIGN INVADERS WHO WORSHIPPED THEIR ANCESTORS).

THE LATEST DNA ANALYSIS ON ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MUMMIES REVEAL "THEIR CLOSEST KIN WERE ANCIENT FARMERS IN THE LEVANT, INCLUDING PRESENT-DAY ISRAEL & JORDAN. STRIKINGLY, THE MUMMIES WERE MORE CLOSELY RELATED TO ANCIENT EUROPEANS & ANATOLIANS THAN TO MODERN EGYPTIANS." IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN IDEOLOGY, "SOCIAL GOOD IS WHAT BRINGS PEACE TO FAMILY & SOCIETY". MY DOT PAINTINGS & WORDS TELL THIS STORY & ITS ANTITHESIS.




MY LIFE "WALKING BETWEEN TWO WORLDS"




BUSH MEDICINE & OTHER STORIES




THE BIBLE & POWER OF HONESTY




VISIONS THROUGH MY "LOOKING GLASS"




LITANY OF BARAK KUNDA: HELL ON EARTH




THE PEACE OF GOD'S OWN COUNTRY




THE RHYTHMS OF LIFE