>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, Bob Greaves, on this list has some info. I have done some studying
too. Friends visited the Alice Springs area last fall and brought some
info back on Papunya dot painting. They brought a calendar with Papunya
art and a booklet that explains the DREAMINGS. I also bought slides cheap
from Universal Color Slide Co. 1 800 326 1367.
I don't have time today but will post to the list some of the info behind
this amazing work.