Night Journey (1969 —70) belongs to Frank Bowling’s Map series (1966 – 71), a group of mostly abstract paintings composed of broad fields of color into which the artist placed the continents of Australia, South America, and Africa. Here, the barely discernible shapes of South America, in red at center left, and Africa, in blue and pink and center right, hover in his luminous composition. The yellow area between them evokes the Atlantic Ocean, the maritime highway that facilitated exchange and, most importantly for Bowling, the slave trade. Using the conventions of modern painting about 1969 — 70 in New York, where he worked at the time, the artist evokes the displacement and migration of Africans.
Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
Summer may be freshly behind us, but you can still drink like it’s summer — whether you prefer cocktails or mocktails — with the delicious variety of real ingredient, non-alcoholic beverages from Bundaberg Brewed Drinks. A family-owned brewery in business for generations (based in their home town of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia) Bundaberg soft drinks are now available in the states. This is cause for celebration! Continue reading Product Review: Bundaberg Brewed Soft Drinks!→
Yes, it exists; an eight-inch long, flourescent Pink Slug! These eye-catching creatures have been spotted only on Mount Kaputar, a 5,000-foot peak in the Nandewar Range in northern New South Wales, Australia. Read more about how they probably got there at This Link!