“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Oh sure, we may not see eye to eye on the ontology, but what a pleasure it is to read Erin Manning's incredibly well put together essay on Dorothy Napangardi. Having just written my first essay on Aboriginal art, I see exactly where Erin is coming from on this. I wish I'd read it before I wrote. It's very evocative of the art itself.

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