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 & WAS SENT TO BOMADERRY MISSION SOUTH OF SYDNEY. 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 1ST TIME (ZEP TEPI). 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 ON EARTH 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" THAT CUT ALL 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 TO LAY THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD EGG, 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, ENSHRINED IN THE DREAMING OR 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 "AUTHORITATIVE SPEECH" OF THRICE-GREAT THOTH; LORD OF WORDS & TIME, THE GREAT & VENERABLE APE WITH HIS 8 CHAOS GODS IN THE ABYSS OF TIME CALLED "THE GREAT SEA OF WORDS".

"THOTH" IS THE MAGICAL GREEK LETTER THETA EACH SIDE OF BINARY CODE ZERO (ETERNITY), SYMBOLIC OF UNCONSCIOUSNESS IN THE YIN-YANG HALVES OF "THE NEW BRAIN" RULING OUR NEANDERTHAL LIMBIC SYSTEM, SEAT OF HUMAN EMOTIONS & RAM-HEADED GOD, AMEN. THOTH'S LOWER "HUMAN" FORM WAS A BABOON, SYMBOL OF RAGE & LOSS OF "THE PURE LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESS". 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 MOST OF HER TIME & ENERGY FORCING ME TO FIT THE IDEA I WAS SUBHUMAN, LIMITING ME (THE WORKER) TO MY STONE-AGE CEREBELLUM OR LITTLE BRAIN CALLED THE TREE OF LIFE. REGARDLESS, 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 & BYPASSES THOTH/TIME. I FACE THE SAME CHALLENGES, BUT DOT PAINTING FORCES ME TO RELY ON NECESSITY AS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION & RESPECT MY "LITTLE SELF"/WORKER.




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