Thursday, September 01, 2005

Mr Squiggle and Performance Art

My first exposure to performance art, like generations of other Australian children, came in the form of a neurotic puppet with a pencil nose who lived on the moon and had by his side (this was in the 1970's) Miss Jane, who held his hand while he created pictures out of abstract shapes sent to him by viewers. When completed they were turned upside down by Miss Jane, revealing a recognizable image. Mr Squiggle was his name and it was only the other day I was telling my partner about "Mr Squiggle the man from the moon...".
Says his creating, 85 year old Norman Hetherington, "Art these days is taken very seriously, too seriously for me. I just prefer having fun,".

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