Sally Harrison's Dot Paintings

Sally Harrison's Dot Paintings

www.ArtPal.com/saharrison

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, MY IDENTITY WAS ERASED WHEN I WAS ADOPTED, WHICH 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 WAS POLICY & STRIPPED ME OF MY HUMANITY. MY WHITE PARENTS SERVED THIS POLICY & UPROOTED MY EARLIER TRAINING BASED ON TRUE CHRISTIANITY.

I REMAINED COMPLETELY CONSCIOUS IN MY "SUBCONSCIOUS" MIND, MUTE WITH TERROR, AS THE GOVERNMENT & RELIGION PLAYED GOD. LIKE DR FRANKENSTEIN, THEY MANUFACTURED AN ARTIFICIAL MONSTROUS "HEAD" COMPOSED OF CULTURAL ILLUSIONS IN MY ABORIGINAL LEFT BRAIN WHICH 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. IN 1992, I BEGAN DOT PAINTING TO RECONNECT TO NATURE & MYSELF. IN 1998, I BEGAN REBUILDING MY SHATTERED MIND WITH THE PATIENCE OF JOB. IN 2005, I REJECTED SOCIAL ATTITUDES & RETURNED TO WHAT I LEARNT FROM MY MOTHER FIGURE AT BOMADERRY, SISTER KENNEDY. 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 & CULTURAL BELIEFS FROM INTERNET ARCHIVES & THE 21 VOLUME ASSYRIAN DICTIONARY FOR FREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO'S ORIENTAL INSTITUTE. FROM THESE SOURCES, I UNEARTHED SIMILAR BELIEFS & 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 (RELIGION); OUR 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 & WORLD OF THE DEAD (FOREIGN INVADERS WHO PRACTICED ANCESTOR WORSHIP).

THE LATEST DNA ANALYSIS ON ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MUMMIES REVEAL "THEIR CLOSEST KIN WERE FARMERS FROM A REGION THAT INCLUDES PRESENT-DAY ISRAEL & JORDAN. STRIKINGLY, THE MUMMIES WERE MORE CLOSELY RELATED TO ANCIENT EUROPEANS & ANATOLIANS THAN TO MODERN EGYPTIANS."

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TEMPLE WISDOM STATED: "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, THE STONE MAN




THE PEACE OF GOD'S OWN COUNTRY




THE RHYTHMS OF LIFE