This is the final month of the Roy rainbow colour posts and time for a big thank you to Julie and Jennifer who have organised it all. Good it has been to join in each time and fascinating to see all the photos and the thoughts put up by all the other bloggers.
Christmas has already started for us so we're away staying with our daughter and her family for the weekend, having Christmas five days early and building a trampoline in the rain! Photos for this post are therefore limited but here is one that seems to feature all the colours we've included over the years - an extraordinary light show on a mesmerising black and white ground by Brook Andrew seen in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia.
Called Loop: A model of how the World Operates, it was completed in 2009 and occupied two complete walls of a gallery. I found it utterly mesmerising and it has stayed with me, coming regularly to mind at unexpected moments when I have little else to think about.
Brook Andrew is of the Wiradjuri nation and now lives and works in Melbourne. Quick research tells me that he uses graphic black and white in much of his work. Perhaps that is why it appealed to me so much. The explanation beside the piece described his work as (I paraphrase) a fascinating marriage of contemporary art practice and Wiradjuri language and the actions of memory and history that are so much a part of aboriginal culture. It was indeed extraordinary.
If I don't have time for another post before Christmas, this also comes with good wishes for a happy holiday to those who celebrate it and thanks to all for reading and commenting on my many posts over the year.