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POL Magazine review of 1975 exhibit in The hague: Hipped on Death, A Grave Enjoyment

POL Magazine review of 1975 exhibit in The hague: Hipped on Death, A Grave Enjoyment

by David Leigh, POL magazine, published by Gareth Powell, 1975

Paul Bakker's sculptures arouse unwilling curiosities, stir religious antagonisms and demand forthright reactions. Which is quite understandable as they rather resemble a row of tightly swathed and tied corpses awaiting transportation to some mass grave-yard.

They lie in their square, shallow coffins, fixed in attitudes of either violent or peaceful death. Their stilled faces still contain a trace of remembered life, their limbs contorted in the death spasm.

Sanctum Sanctorum

Sanctum Sanctorum

Meet the Creator

Meet the Creator

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Painted in Armidale, NSW, during a most unsettled time while sharing a house with three musketeers.

Once a day, better, once a night, before I can start building my dream village with dream studio, before I lie down and snuggle up, I like to stand still and imagine a black hole and enter it a little. Not go in and then imagine love and protection housing there. Very close. That's all I do to touch the Inexplicable and the Infinite.

'Meet the Creator' is held by Brent Harvey, Armidale

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