This indigenous painting makes me so wish I was out Sweet Wayfaring in the bush instead of trudging around a city gallery. My feet are tired. Mind you the artist Ian Abdulla probably had tired feet too. The title of the painting is Swimming before school and the words written at the top say "Swimming in the river first thing before going to school wich was our way of having a bath in the morning while some of us would put a slice of bread on a stick and hold the bread near the flames so the bread was just like a piece of toast. Then we would walk about 10 miles to school and back again." That brings back memories, toast cooked over the coals, I often had that before going to school.
Looks like the type of garish embroidery I did in the 1970s, I like it. Mind you I should not be mean about hubby's unfinished building projects, this reminds me that I have any number of unfinished embroidery projects.
The artistic merit of a besser block wall or that graduated black bar on wall that looks like something I could easily create on a computer is a mystery to me but I somehow like the effect of all those edges and lines ... maybe I should run a city lines series.
The Archibald Prize is running at the moment but a bit too hectic to visit on a weekend so we headed for the emptiness of the galleries at the lower levels. Don't expect serious commentary, the simplicity of modern art puzzles me.