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Lawyer's art to highlight injustice
10:40am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
A SENIOR lawyer is preparing to take on the world of art as well as the legal world.
Anthony Wooding, of Kerseys Solicitors, which has an office in Colchester, is exhibiting a series of work inspired by the writings of Indian thinker Lame Deer.
The Holy Man was known for standing up for the rights of his people and Mr Wooding, said such historical characters have inspired him in his work both as a lawyer and as an artist.
Mr Wooding, who has practised law for 30 years, said: “My moral code of justice is the central passion for my painting as well as my life as a lawyer.
“Lame Deer was of the Sioux tribe, who had been forced onto a reservation.
He had been a one-time rebel and jailbird, but he changed his ways to become a medicine man and joined movements to fight the oppression of his people.
He died in 1976.
The dad-of-two, who has a purpose-built art studio in his garden, has spent over a 150 hours to complete works on the Lame Deer theme .
His exhibition, Lame Deer – Living in Symbols, explores the importance of symbols in the Native American culture in a project of five paintings.
It takes place at Ipswich Town Hall from Tuesday, October 29, to Saturday, November 23.
Mr Wooding will also give a talk about Lame Deer at the gallery on Wednesday, November 6, at 7pm.
For more information, go to ipswichrecreate.org.
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