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Jeff Tritel, sculptor, Meets Malcolm Watson, violinist - When Two Living Legacies Collide
What happens when a brilliant sculptor is inspired by a brilliant violinist?
By: Bonnie Tritel
Tritel uses sculpting in wax as a first step to creating a bronze sculpture. Occasionally it is time consuming finding the figure and arriving at a sculpturally satisfying image but this time it was different. He could feel the music in his head and it communicated the form to his fingers. The wax pattern for the bronze came together very quickly. “Malcolm Watson” the sculpture was born.
Malcolm Watson is called the “barefoot violinist” because as he weaves his magical musical spell with his amplified violin he dances and leaps in time to the music, smiling his beautiful impish smile, prancing to the pizzicatos and reaching directly into the hearts of his audience to fan the flames of joy. Malcolm has melted the frozen hearts of prison inmates and reached into the darkness of an autistic child’s life to bring connection and responsiveness that had never been there.
Jeff expresses his response to Malcolm with these words,” After driving 45 minutes over and around nauseating hairpin mountain curves to get to a tiny restaurant lost 40 years in time, I was wondering if this invitation was going to be worth the trouble. We were funneled past an order window into a funky hippie-esque reading and game room and led into an unlevel, mostly weed strewn garden. There, dressed in white evening attire and bare feet stood Malcolm, smoking from a small clay pipe and sporting an expression straight out of a fairy tale.
As he made final adjustments to his violin and amplification system there was only a hint of what was yet to come. Music was attached to his feet and as he played he jumped and gyrated like a slightly overgrown Rumplestiltskin. The garden bloomed, the breeze came to listen and the trees beyond the fence danced in delight.
Two hours passed as mere minutes and as I came out of enchantment I felt as though I’d come as close to the magical fairie realms as I was ever to be.
Malcolm Watson and Jeff Tritel are both 2009 Living Legacies with the World Legacy Project. A Living Legacy is an individual who is consciously creating their Legacy for the world today as well as generations to come. The WLP is a global gathering of individuals, who want to live their legacy and support making a world a we want to run to, not from! Focused on the Four Cornerstones of Solution, Innovative Business and Technology, Science and Health, Art, Education and Humanity and Environment and Eco Development, the World Legacy Project also has another featured program, the What’s Next Program. The What’s Next program looks at the cutting edge ideas and innovations of solution.
You can have a chance to preview and pre order “Malcolm Watson, the sculpture” at www.worldlegacy project.com. You can also see other bronze, sculptures by Jeff Tritel and listen to selections of Malcolm’s music.
The realm of the fairies is seldom available to the average person. With Malcolm Watson’s magical music and the “captured magic” of Jeff Tritel’s sculpture one can do more than dip a toe into this world. You can own a portal that will transport you whenever you wish.
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