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Aboriginal Art...

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Bunki Kramer (bkramer.us)
Wed, 13 May 1998 21:21:37 -0700


Dearest listservers...I have begun in earnest researching Aboriginal Art
after attending a workshop at the Chicago NAEA. I have found a few things
but never a large amount of information at each stop of the way. I did find
in the Crizmac catalog, a packet of info including video offered around $70
or so. Have anyone purchased this particular book, video, workbooks, etc.
packet and is it worth the expense? I have one video already called
ABORIGINAL ART...PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE but I'm not too keen on that
one.

Also...I was told verbally by an art teacher who was told to by someone
ELSE some interesting but gross info and I'd like to maybe clear this info
up if possible. I was told the Aboriginal people use to use blood and urine
to thicken their powdered dirt, minerals, etc. when their "paint" was too
thin. Has anyone heard of this? I teach middle school and all this gross
stuff is right up their lovely alley...but I don't want to give incorrect
info as well. Soooooooo...please help if you know the answer to this
burning question! Maybe "burning" isn't the appropriate word here but you
get my drift.

And one last question...I know about the circles and dots for symbols but
where do the "lines" fit into the scheme of things? What do they stand for?

Patiently waiting to be enlightened......

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd.
Danville, California 94526
bkramer.ca.us


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