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Graeme R Gwin / Gwin, Graeme R
(All my "album notes" are directly related to my continuing biography referred to on my CD baby “biography page”)
Type Graeme R Gwin into the CD baby “search bar” to see all my 22 ARTWORKS & biog. notes (and you may need to type Gwin Graeme R as well, because some of my artworks come under this name)
Type into Youtube…. “Graeme Gwin”… to see where I am speaking one of my CD related poems in a forest environment. (NB: the other "very similar" name posting of "same words" (if still present) is NOT mine, and nor do I have any connection with it)
22 ARROWS OF PURPOSE
These are my latest CD / MP3 Album Titles…Messenger of God, Family Tree of Life, Revelation 6.2 (and the bow), Spirit of Truth, Prophessor in Archery, Marriage of Truth, Revelation 19 Defense, Revelation 6.2 and an Arrow of God, Principles of Manhood, etc.
List of all my CDs/ MP3s Graeme R Gwin /Gwin, Graeme R
(NB… an envious saboteur has been trying to stop you from seeing some of these; and particularly their album notes; when you type into Google… Graeme R Gwin or Gwin Graeme R), for when you type my name into Google they are ALL meant to appear…as they previously did.
Messenger of God
Family Tree, of Life
Revelation 6.2 (and the bow)
Spirit of Truth
Prophessor in Archery
Marriage of Truth
Revelation 19 Defense
Revelation 6.2 and an Arrow of God
An Arrow Called Music
Feathers of Silver and Gold
Whispers of Knowledge
The Voice of Melody
The Well in the Desert
Three Feathers of an Arrow
The Well in the Desert and the Two Trees
Principles of Manhood
Revelation 6.2 and the Harp
SunStar of Righteousness
The Bow the Heart and the Harp
Firsly, a little about the large painting in the background (painted in the year 2000).
This painting (behind me) is painted totally freehand from start to finish (see my Youtube video… trutharrowsof… video title, “Source of Inspiration"). It is not an Australian Aboriginal dot painting, however I choose to say that my “first” painting in this style came about in connection with an aboriginal artist friend (Jonathan Brown Kuminarra) who suggested that I do a painting on the small spare piece of canvas that he had (this was back in 1996), and so; whilst he worked away on what he was doing; I decided to paint one, using dots to portray the Light of the Sun which shines upon the world… because to me, the Sun is more important than other pictures that I may or may not do, and thus did I contemplate that dots would probably appear as very effective. His surprise and enjoyment upon seeing the finished work, and his fascination toward my freehand circular accuracy that I had “naturally” produced, caused this to be the beginning of the dot paintings that followed this first artwork. These are simply my own paintings and concept not influenced by aboriginal ideas, and that I simply use dots as an effective and powerful means in portraying the radiation of Light that shines upon the world. To me, the Light is my art Teacher.
When asked by Jonathan what my painting more deeply meant, my answer was that, without the Light of the Sun (called the Sun of Righteousness in the Holy bible) no-one would be able to see, and that because of the Light of the Sun, people of “all” races and colors are able to “see”, whereby to eventually understand, that the “thrones of man” in their “relative dimness by comparison” have much to learn with regard to the “honorable” meaning of Righteousness and its connection with the True Meaning of Life that Truth knows as being inseparably connected with the Meaning of “Holy”, and that “all” places of challenge by man against this, shall surely fall away, as does all that is set in ignorance. No “throne of man” can last against the “Throne of God” was my answer to his surprise at my explanation, to which he revealed; regarding my explanation of the Light’s Working; that this is as to a new understanding that “his people” (the black-man and their dreaming stories) have not contemplated, nor spoken of, before. His reaction was that I should do more paintings of this type because my meaning was being clearly portrayed in them… and so I have done, yet my first painting in this style and meaning is simply because (and previous to this painting) my “inspired” knowledge of the Light has always been so, for I have been “gifted” of God to “see” this way… and this is relative to my “giftedness” in archery to have become (during my youth) a world champion, without teachers or coaches…. because the same “Source” of Inspiration; wherefrom I am gifted to compose these freehand circle paintings (and associated Knowledge); is the same “Source” of Inspiration behind my giftedness in archery to have become a world champion, and the same “Source” of Inspiration wherefrom I am gifted in a number of other areas… and… toward the Purpose that I speak of within my “CD Baby” biography and album notes… if you care to take a look. A proof video exists of me composing and painting one of these "freehand" circle paintings, and exists simply because it was assumed that I was being deceitful by those who refused to believe the integrity of my word, regarding their authenticity as truly being freehand, without the use of any form of guiding lines, circles, shadow markings, or by whatsoever means may be considered to have been used, as nor are they computer generated at any stage. My accuracy in archery to have become a world champion without teachers or coaches (during my youth) bears witness in itself of the same "gift" of accuracy in these paintings. Read my CD baby "biography" notes, for in them, my giftedness in archery and the purpose behind this is explained in simple terms.
My music and associated poetry are in themselves, self explanatory. My CD cover original artworks relate to my music and poetry also, as does this painting behind me (album cover artwork), in its being directly related to my "Source of Inspiration" (this being the title of my Youtube posting under "trutharrowsof").
Prophessor in Archery and the harp's origin.... "an arrow of clarity"
A long, long time ago, in days of old
Before “civilization” began to unfold
Primitive tribes did roam the world
In primitive ways before words unfurled
Animal hides did clothe the skin
Whereby warmth and protection may thence begin
The joining of skins became a need
So thin strips of hide fulfilled the deed
As time passed on, these thin strips of hide (gut)
Found their way onto a sapling tied
which “bent”, did stretch the hide for use...
Being more effective than leaving it loose
This “tool”; much later; became called a bow
It was found that this; a stick; could throw
which later became an arrow by name
As a means of hunting it gathered fame
It far superseded the throwing of stone....
and long pointed stick; as was easily shown
Thus many a tribe did learn of it too
Whereby as a weapon its effectiveness grew
Yet through this earliest tribal bow
An “arrow of music” was destined to grow
For when the bowstring gained a pluck
A chord within the heart was struck
Whereby a feeling “pleased” was felt
The “heart-ice” seemed to slightly melt
And as the string was made more taut
Its different sounds inspired thought
For through these sounds the heart could feel
Something within, worthwhile and real
which seemed to speak in a way of “ease”
Compared to the primitive fears and “dis-ease”
And as more strings were connected in
The primitive harp did thence begin
At first its sounds were harsh to hear
Whilst groups of strings were strummed “unclear”
Yet the “heart did reign” as a gauge to sound
Responding, through pleasant feelings found
As unto sounds which all agree
In essence, the search for “harmony”
And thus did tuning reach the mind...
To please the heart toward “harmony’s find”
For the heart did cause the mind to “see”;
through feeling; what wonderful sounds could be
And as the strings were better played
A greater pleasure became displayed
To thereby reach the hearts of more
Compared to arrows sent in war
For feelings good began to rise
In music’s voice lived something wise
That surely spoke unto the heart
Of deeper meanings to impart
As unto “ease” which more could feel
Toward feeling Good as something real
For Good allowed the mind to “see” ....
“Of GOOD”, that better ways can be
Whereby through “Inspiration’s Voice”
Constructive ways may be the choice
Which link unto the heart, the mind ...
Inspiring thought toward man- “kind”
Harmonies and melodies began to grow
For Inspiration began to flow
From Inspiration’s Holy Source
To help the soul to be on-course
Toward the deeper search to find
A joyous heart and truthful mind…
As unto the Meaning in "Marriage of Truth"
Wherein I relate to the Fountain of Youth....
(see my CD... Marriage of Truth)