Sally Harrison's Dot Paintings

Sally Harrison's Dot Paintings

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BORN IN 1949, I WAS 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 (POWER, SOUL & ESSENCE). MY PARENTS RIGIDLY ENFORCED BALDWIN SPENCER'S OPINION THAT HALF-CASTS WERE SUBHUMAN. AT 7, I HELPED THEM CLEAN A BANK. AT 8 WHEN JOBS WERE DONE, BOREDOM DROVE ME TO LEARN TO READ 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. 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'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 & HALF-CASTS AS SUB-HUMAN. OUR ALPHABET DEVELOPED FROM ANCIENT EGYPTIAN WORD-SIGNS CIRCA 3000 BC, THEN SEMITIC (1500 BC), PHOENICIAN (1000 BC), GREEK (600 BC), ROMAN (114 AD) & LASTLY, THE MODERN ALPHABET, COMPLETING THE CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES CUTTING TIES TO OUR ANCIENT ORIGINS.

MANY OF OUR PLACE-NAMES REFLECT MESOPOTAMIAN & EGYPTIAN WORDS, EG: KEPERRA. THE EGYPTIAN GOD KHEPERA CALLED THINGS INTO BEING BY NAMING THEM, REFLECTING OUR MYTH OF THE 1ST MAN CALLING THINGS INTO EXISTENCE BY SHOUTING 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 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, OR EGYPTIAN AUTHORITATIVE SPEECH OF THRICE-GREAT THOTH, "THE GREAT & VENERABLE APE; LORD OF TIME; LORD OF WORDS; LORD OF JUDGING" AS THE HIGH PRIEST OF PHARAOH. HIS LOWER HUMAN FORM REPRESENTED THE LOWEST ORDER OF THE PRIESTHOOD IN THE IMAGE OF A BABOON - A SYMBOL OF RAGE - EVIDENCED BY THE MIS-USE & ABUSE OF THE SACRED CREATIVE POWER OF "THE WORD". HU DOMINATED MY PARENTS' MINDS & RUINED THEIR LIVES.

"THOTH" IS THE MAGICAL GREEK LETTER THETA EACH SIDE OF ZERO; SYMBOLIC OF A SPIRITUAL COMA IN BOTH HALVES OF THE "NEW BRAIN" RULING OUR NEANDERTHAL LIMBIC SYSTEM CALLED "THE GATE OF GOD" - SEAT OF DEEP HUMAN EMOTIONS & AMEN, "THE RAM'S HEAD & FISH OF EA", SYMBOLIC OF THE "DOUBLE SOULS" ♂♀ OF THE ANNUNAKI OR GODS OF THE EARTH & NATURE. ANCIENT TEXTS SAY THERE ARE 2 KINDS OF ERROR; PIECEMEAL CRITICISM & BLIND CREDULITY (THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND). THE WORD "DISCRIMINATION" IS DEFINED AS MENTAL AWARENESS, UNDERSTANDING & ABILITY TO SEE WHAT OTHERS CANNOT.

MY MOTHER SPENT MOST OF HER TIME & ENERGY FORCING ME TO FIT HER IMAGE OF ME AS A SUBHUMAN, LIMITING ME TO MY 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, JUST 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 & 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" (THE TREE OF LIFE), RELY ON MY DOUBLE SOULS ♂♀ & ACCEPT NECESSITY AS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION.




A GRAND TOUR OF THIS LAND, OUR LAND



THE RHYTHMS OF LIFE



MAGIC CARPETS IN GOD'S OWN COUNTRY



VISIONS THROUGH MY "LOOKING GLASS"



BUSH MEDICINE & BUSH TUCKER



LIFE & SYMBOLISM IN WHITE SOCIETY



THE BIBLE & POWER OF HONESTY