Friday, July 6, 2018

Seat of Acknowledgement..



 The beautifully carved bench looking out onto the Swan River at Point Walter is the craftsmanship of Nic Compton and Nyoonar artist, weaver, sculptor Sharyn Egan.. you can see much more detail here. One of many works that acknowledge Australia's dark past. The Stolen Generations (clear read if you aren't sure about the history) during the 1900's when Aboriginal children were taken from their parents in an attempt to assimilate them into white society. Children being removed from their parents is still happening today, not in Australia, as a parent I can't even begin to imagine what that would be like.. I hope I never have to find out! Bit heavy today, but history is history and facts are facts. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..



25 comments:

  1. A formidable, poignant sculpture. Haunting.

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  2. Wow, fabulous sculpture honouring the Stolen generation.
    Haven't been to Point Walter for a while.

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  3. Such a beautiful piece.

    Canada has the same history, residential schools here. We are only now beginning to come to terms with what we did to the people who were here first!

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  4. What a fine carving on this bench.

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  5. We Americans know a bit about dark histories. Unfortunately, there a still a few people around who haven't learned much from that history. That's a beautiful bench and carving. Thanks for the link.

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  6. Wow, that is one incredible carving.

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  7. Definitely looks like it could be Jamaician too!

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  8. Very sorrowful expressions on the carved faces.

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  9. That wood carving is absolutely amazing.

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  10. What a gorgeous carving. And a shameful practice. It was also done with our Native Americans and now. Now! Unbelievable.

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  11. That is great work indeed, Grace. Isn´t it crazy how ignorance never ends, you´ll find it always somewhere...

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  13. Looks great but also a bit uneasy.

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  14. Excelente trabalho e bela escultura, gostei bastante.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  15. For some reason this bench feels very comforting to me - it feels like a hug of inclusion. I like it a lot, Grace.

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  16. Terrible things happened in te past and helas still do. It seems people never learn from the past. Sometimes I don't understand this world anymore. Let us keep remembering those mistakes.....

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  17. A beautiful piece of art. Canada has similar history involving our aboriginal communities. A sad part of history for all involved, here and there!

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  18. wonderful work , Thanks for sharing.

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  19. What a wonderful work of art this is.

    All the best Jan

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