Saturday, March 7, 2009
The Artist - Mosambique 2007 detail from one of his blog photos.
Audwin Pierre McGee
I am sitting here with my morning coffee in my "kikoy" and safari shirt reading through his blog and visiting his sites ....I can truly write a man with a passion for freedom, an artist with an adventurous spirit for life. Born in 1955 in Alabama, USA he traveled since childhood from the jungles in Central America to the African Continent - his hunger for life.. he has absorbed it to give birth to his art. How many times have you been enjoying the calmness and the smells and sounds of the tropical night when our thoughts get together and we create as artists or individuals building on our own sculptures at our hearts and minds. He puts it into life on his canvas, in his furniture and sculptures. Understated elegance, possible one of the most complicated and complex ways to express yourself. Looking at his pictures of life, nature and women, women are living sculptures in their own right - they keep on fascinate us, sensual, sensitive, intriguing,dramatic, or furious like a charging lioness, fire and water and in the end they keep giving us inspiration. That is why in all our arts they are a part of it.
The African continent - when the venom of Africa runs in your blood and veins it is as you had been bitten of a Puff Adder. You will come back to Africa again and again... it maybe take years until you return but you will be back..no one will ever tame this continent.......it has is own soul and life...it has it's own smells and sounds...you have to experience it to understand....and you will tell your friends stories and.....it becomes a part of your persona....
Here are some quotes I have applied on my voyage in life;
"There are milestones in every ones life, crossroads where either decisions are made or impressions gained that alter the whole future of the person concerned."
"If one advances confidently in the direction of ones dreams,and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with success unexpected in common hours"
So you definitely have to set your path, Jean Paul Sartre wrote in "Le E'tre et le Néant" in 1943
A man can will nothing unless he first understand that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny, than the one he forges for himself on this earth". Hemingway would likely agreed with this.