Sacred Dot Painting

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/07/2017 - 31/07/2017
All Day

Location
S. Walter Stewart Library

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Sacred Dot Paintings

This series of  paintings, investigates the nature of making as meditation in the style of the Aboriginal Australian dot painting.  Taking a single image & portraying it only in dots is challenging & liberating.

All of the symbols hold a sacred meaning to the artist, as a reflection of various world religions, world cultures & what they hold dear. This series also includes the sacredness of the every day items we  may take for granted; rain, a tea ritual , the sun, water, the uniqueness of a shell, feather or snowflake. Symbols hold meaning for many due to what they signify to that individual. Other times the symbol is unknown & so an abstract notion of dots & colour make something, hopefully, pleasing to the eye.

Belief is powerful and for some a symbol helps to ground us, in that belief.