Saturday, April 11, 2009
Lynn and I met-up in the San Fransisco airport March 13th and flew 15 hours to Sydney, crossing the international dateline and losing March 14th altogether. We landed at 7:30 am in Sydney, checked into our hotel and spent the day walking around the city. Three days in Sydney and three in Melbourne before heading to Tasmania. Among many wonderful meetings with artists, beautiful walks around the city and the coast, what stands out as most powerful was the introduction to Aboriginal paintings and sculpture we sought out everywhere we went. These works have captured my imagination and are one of the most compelling bodies of work I have ever encountered. The following are just a few of hundreds paintings we viewed.