Category Archives: Totem

Dancing with my shadow, Dancing with my totem; Dancing alone….’

Dancing with my shadow, Dancing with my totem, Dancing alone….’ Painting by Lin Barrie… Dancing with my shadow, Dancing with my totem, Dancing alone is acrylic on canvas board, framed with Pod mahogany, size 4 x 3 feet. It was … Continue reading

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Endangered Landscapes – Earthscapes, Skyscapes; Wildscapes, Mindscapes…

Endangered Landscapes – Earthscapes, Skyscapes; Wildscapes, Mindscapes… As an artist and conservationist, living in Zimbabwe, Africa, but having traveled much of the world, my passion is looking at details of the landscape around me, trees; flowers; weather patterns; wildlife; domestic … Continue reading

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Will the Sun Rise Again Post Covid?!; Lin Barrie, “Hands on Hearts”, acrylic painting on canvas, at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, 2020

In 2020 a global disaster struck, as the virus Covid 19 rapidly became top of the news and top of human concerns worldwide.. here is part of my larger painting, portraying a hand on heart greeting, common to the Changana … Continue reading

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World Lion Day in Celebration of a languid, lithe and lovely beast.

Musings on the languid, lithe and lovely beast that we call ‘Lion’ … Panthera leo, creature of fable and bible, myth and immediate powerful reality. My immediate and powerful reality. Here below is my sketch in honour of the great … Continue reading

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Of Giant Snails and Tradition; Fire and Totems….

Of Giant Snails and Tradition; Fire and Totems…. In the Southeast lowveld of Zimbabwe, on the Save River, The Chauke Clan totem is the African Giant Snail…. here is my art installation of giant land snail shells and fire-fired clay … Continue reading

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