Today Jax and I went to the AKL Home Art Exhibition at the Auckland Gallery. It features work by Pacific artists and is full of surprises and challenges. I really enjoyed it and journalled a couple of pages to remember it. I really enjoyed Black Pearl. Congratulations Lonnie Hutchinson - great way to highlight women's rights and injustices.
We also took in the Walters Exhibition - challenging, but I did enjoy Kate Newby's piece - Crawl Out Your Window - it challenged my resistance to everything I've been taught about respecting art by not touching it - let alone walking on it.
I worked on a piece yesterday in my Stone Journal:
The Poem by Geoff Page, from The Question, is something I discovered as a teenager in a National Geographic Magazine, linking photography and words - probably my first experience of loving this combination. It would have been around 1975 and I found both the words and the images provoking.
A second image from that memory is a line by Robert Frost - was about walls and why we build them. Can't remember them exactly, but have never forgotten the concept: Before we build a wall, we should recognise/ask what it is that we wish to keep in, or what it is we wish to keep out.
It's been a great weekend for inner art and art in the world.