Aborigines condemn sculpture’s sacred image

Tiom Elliot; 20/3/10

It was meant to be the Dreamtime set in stone, a celebration of reconciliation and a “revival of Aboriginal spirituality”. But Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone, an 8.5-tonne sculpture in Katoomba, has sparked vandalism and death threats. “This is the most beautiful thing that has been done for Aboriginal people,” a Blue Mountains gallery owner, Vesna Tenodi, says. “They should be thanking me, but instead I get yelled at wherever I go.”

See: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/art-battle-turns-ugly-as-aborigines-condemn-sculptures-sacred-image-20100319-qm1g.html