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An open palm holding a small arrowhead

My object for #TellMetheStory 27th March 2020

Sally Shaw

#Tellmethestory Arts Council Collection

“Here’s a picture of a tiny hand carved arrowhead I found in the middle of the Sahara desert which I drove across from Morocco to Senegal when I was 23. 

 
It’s important to me because it reminds me every day (it lives in my purse):
 
1. Human beings have been being creative for thousands of years (it’s approx 4,000 years old).
 
2. Where I found it was desert but was once a village. We need to fix the planet. 
 
3. If I can drive across the Sahara, I can do anything I set my mind to. Fear and uncertainty are things to be faced down and karate chopped into submission. “

Shared as part of the exhibition, ‘Tell be the story of all these things‘. The exhibition title is inspired by Rehana Zaman’s 2016 film Tell me the story of all these things (included in the exhibition), which revolves around a conversation between the artist and her two sisters as they prepare a meal. Find out more about the exhibition.