One Thousand Cuts: life and arts in Central Australia

One Thousand Cuts life and arts in Central Australia From artist and memoirist Rod Moss comes the follow up to the Prime Minister s Award winner The Hard Light of Day Thirty years ago artist Rod Moss made his home in the stark beauty of Australia s Cen

  • Title: One Thousand Cuts: life and arts in Central Australia
  • Author: Rod Moss
  • ISBN: 9780702249686
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From artist and memoirist Rod Moss comes the follow up to the Prime Minister s Award winner The Hard Light of Day Thirty years ago, artist Rod Moss made his home in the stark beauty of Australia s Centre Since then, his attachment to Alice Springs and the traditional lands of the Arrernte has deepened, as has his enduring intimacy with the families of Whitegate camp on tFrom artist and memoirist Rod Moss comes the follow up to the Prime Minister s Award winner The Hard Light of Day Thirty years ago, artist Rod Moss made his home in the stark beauty of Australia s Centre Since then, his attachment to Alice Springs and the traditional lands of the Arrernte has deepened, as has his enduring intimacy with the families of Whitegate camp on the town s eastern fringe.In this frank and powerful illustrated memoir, Moss uncovers the places where his own family and art intersect with the lives of those in the Whitegate mob The closely connected Hayes, Johnson, Ryder and Neil families consider Moss one of their own and, through them, Moss shows us the majesty of the land, the necessity of story, the intensity of kin, the madness of violence, the tenderness of friendship, and the rhythm of grief One Thousand Cuts continues where Moss s highly acclaimed first book, The Hard Light of Day, left off this time in pictures as much as words Through Moss s moving stories and his stunning paintings and photographs, we share in and celebrate his everyday life with the Whitegate mob, including their continuing fight for a standard of living that is basic to most Australians This is an unflinchingly honest portrait of violence and loyalty, of feuds and vigorous endurance It is also a record of one of the dearest roles of friendship to offer dignity by being a dedicated witness Jay Griffiths, author of Wild and Kith The Riddle of the Childscape

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