I have been vilified for daring to paint this piece !!
26/1/2018 – I have been villified for daring to paint this piece.
It seemed appropriate today to talk about that!
The vision for this was channelled at a healing ceremony conducted by Beverley Iffla in Auckland. She played the crystal bowls and channeled aboriginal chanting. I sat in the audience and just wept for the miracle I was seeing in my minds eye as she chanted and harmonised.
I went home and in the next 24 hours painted this piece called The Rise of Indigenous Humour.
NB. On the same day my son in Australia sent me a newspaper clipping notifying of Dr Pearl Duncan’s completion of her thesis on Aboriginal Humour !!
The central figure is the voice of humour rising from a 3D lump of land at the bottom of the canvas. While we all have our own individual “laugh”, the componants of a laugh are the same in everybody!The genial spirit and soul of laughter is rising, moving through night and day – expressed in blue and brown circles- and across nations. The spirit of everyones laughter rises to meet the sun, projecting the same warmth and healing embrace as the sun itself.
The 2 figures are Mimis or mischievous spirits, present always to “give rise” to humour.
The hands are those of a Maori lady embracing all as one.
awhi katoa e he
I studied aboriginal culture and art extensively and have worked for many years with the Bundjalung tribe on NSW north coast. I was privileged to capture history from 4 elders 20 years ago, walking with them on a 10 day intensive into the past. I know the symbolism and resonate with it.
Irene Daley, Troy Cassar Daleys mother, wrote this to me after my tour with Patch Adams.
“I owe you a hug for being so brave to do what you have done …lesser persons would crumble! I love what you have done in Russia and wish I could do the same. Maria Elsyeva’s plea left me screaming to the world …let our children be free of the shackles of domination. “
Irene Daley, Aboriginal Artist NSW, Australia
Enlightenment 700 – 1000
An aboriginal lady recently challenged me for daring to paint Aboriginal style, saying I had no right, and that she would report me.
For me this has been a gift from spirit and nothing to do with cultural theft. I was channelled this piece as part of my outflow to be a voice for all that is joyful about humanity. I believe it is “inclusive thinking and practice” that will support our rise in consciousness and build strong nations.
The low level of consciousness of our predecessors does not have a place in our consciousness now!
I painted this person and the canvas as an entry in one of the NZ Body Art awards.
As you will see in the imagery it is the co-creation that gives a thing energy. If my model had not been able to internalise and “walk in the shoes of the aboriginal Man’ the portrayal would not have received the ovation it did.
I always wanted to be an artist and my mother said “get a proper job”.
Today my art is informed by my encounters with humanity and reflects the intimacy of true communion with spirit
Will you join me today in rising up for all of humanity to step into this new way of being?
“I can no longer get up as the same person that sat down“
Dr Joe Dispenza
In the book Power versus Force it lists the gradings of how our consciousness now expresses itself. All levels below 200 are destructive of life and society.
Enlightenment 700 – 1000