Freedom; Thoughts of Flight…

Freedom
is an elusive state
constrained
not only by physical boundaries
but by your mind

Lin Barrie

Quote from Derek Huggins at Gallery Delta:

“The word and subject ‘Freedom’ may be difficult to define and depict. The word freedom is used in many ways, for example:

  • Freedom of Expression
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of Religion/Worship
  • Freedom of Movement
  • Freedom of Assembly
  • Freedom from Hunger
  • Freedom from Poverty
  • Freedom from Want
  • Freedom from Suppression and Repression and so on.

Further, Zimbabwe was subjected to colonisation for nearly one hundred years from which it was freed by a liberation war to become Zimbabwe.

However, true freedom would necessitate non-attachment to anything worldly, good and bad.”

My own aspirations and hope for freedom centre around potential freedom that I am able to nurture in my own head, independent of worldly constraints, place and time.

In this respect, the concept of flight as a symbol for freedom resonates strongly with me…

Lin Barrie, mixed media collage with feathers and snare wire ……

About wineandwilddogs

Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.
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1 Response to Freedom; Thoughts of Flight…

  1. Pingback: The Winged Victory; Flight, Fight and Freedom | wine and wild dogs

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