Monday, 24 April 2017

Old and New



We are also represented by Saatchi Art:


We sometimes go through phases of preferring black & white or very restrained colours and that has been the recent trend for us. 

While walking in a local forest we saw this old oak which gave the
impression of having been carefully shaped, or at least it had
managed to grow in a very pleasing form.


We were looking through some old files and noticed a couple of Papua New Guinea photos, taken at the beginning of the 1970s, because they made us smile.
And they still do.

We were always impressed by the PNG Highlanders not least because of
their fearless acceptance of something new.  The life of a Highlander
at that time required a good deal of self-confidence and resilience which is
probably one of the best reasons for these people having maintained their
agricultural civilisation for around 4,000 years.


When we were in the Highlands the village people still maintained their
healthy and almost pristine culture.  But then, occasionally, an
adornment from the Western ways that were beginning to arrive proved an
irresistible addition to a headdress largely of Bird of Paradise feathers.  One can only speculate as to why this man chose a magazine
portrait of Elizabeth Taylor.

 

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