Thursday, July 28, 2011

There are links in our lives like threads of string that entwine us in their stories and histories. Sometimes the threads come together to form tapestries in our minds eye.

I have been researching the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) and it's existence in Tasmania.

Unfortunately, it is now extinct and other animals are following the pattern of endangerment.

As with all histories, it is difficult to know what is true and what is folklore, what is factual and what is a mere desire to be true.

The more I research this particular topic, the more curious I become.

I have decided to follow one thread of this Tapestry and create my own visual story, in no way do I propose that my imagery will be factual in fact, I’m openly flaunting the artistic right to create what I see in MY minds eye,

The women and their dedication to this species.


renilde said...

Oh i like your words Naomi and i love to look at what your minds eye sees, x

naomi orana said...

Thank you Renilde - I hope all goes to plan ;-)

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I do not know if it's important to know what part of the history is real and how much is flocklore, it is important to realize not to repeat what was done wrong. and I think you're opening eyes about the extinction of animals. through your art.
I congratulate you!

Ted Blackman said...

Yesss... this is a very interesting topic.

..and a clue about history: it's hiSTORY.

BTW; I really like that top piece in your last post, the orange/blue painting by Margaret Olley. WOW!!

Tammie said...

I find your inspiration to be wonderful and you piece is awesome to see.

naomi orana said...

Great point about whether it is fact or folklore - just as long as we don't repeat the hiSTORY - to use a TEDism :-)

Thanks Tammie - always nice to hear form you