Sunday, March 23, 2008

Children of Other Lands

This is the poster that hung on my bedroom wall when I was a kid. That's me, pointing to an Indian girl. (A clue as to why I'm still searching for the elusive Indian bead belt?)

I think it's weirdly wonderful how the painting that hung on Namowal's wall as a child seems to have influenced her work. And after seeing her animations, you can certainly imagine Sally Cruikshank having this poster on her wall as a child.

At the moment, I'm working on a picture that includes 60 or 70 kids from all kinds of different backgrounds.

Do you remember any pictures that were on your bedroom wall when you were a kid?