December 13 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Native America comes to Ipswich this week as lawyer Anthony Wooding unveils his latest art project and prepares to give a talk on the subject.
Mr Wooding, managing partner at Kerseys Solicitors, watched on yesterday as the five artworks, based around Native American thinker Lame Deer, were hung in Gallery One, in the Town Hall cafe, Ipswich.
He said: “I have been working on this project since last Christmas. I wanted to follow a theme, and last time I did something like this I focused on the Roman philosopher Marcus Aurelius.
“I chose Lame Deer because I find him very interesting, he came from the wrong side of the tracks and as is Native American tradition, he didn’t just have one job. Lame Deer was a soldier, a shepherd, rodeo rider and he became a medicine man.”
The five pieces in Mr Wooding’s collection show Native American traditions including hunting and living together as one.
“The main picture is a circle, which is symbolic of Native Americana,” he said. “It has tipis, which follow the circles themes.
“The other paintings are square, which reflects the modern American influence.”
He explained that modern buildings and gadgets tend to be squared and this is a sign of ‘boxed in lives’, compared to those of their native neighbours.
His talk will take place at the cafe from 7pm on Wednesday, November 6.