I’m Guyanese. A young, patriotic Guyanese painting a Nation.
“It is a shame how many young Guyanese treat the honor and privilege of independence or even voting as something trivial, especially after the pyrrhic struggles of our ancestors, some of whom gave their lives for this freedom and privilege.”
A painter creates,
A painter inspires,
A painter amazes,
A painter motivates,
But more importantly a painter can take a canvas or any surface, regardless of how void, used, stained or battered and be able to put together a composition, a ‘peace’ of art. In this case, make Guyana a working “state of art”.
A state where race, religion, region and political ideology are just hues and textures in the composition, not stains and scars. Where country and people are respected and treated as masterpieces not random sketches.
Where social and economic development take place, brush stroke after stroke, simultaneously with care and patriotic interest for all.
I’m Guyanese. A young, patriotic, concerned Guyanese who believes that the youths are an asset that play an integral role in the development of Guyana, but have been too passive and neglected.
I am an ardent supporter of volunteerism, community service and activism. I believe that young people, more than any other “sect” or political party can educe change and stimulate activism. We have seen incidents of this occurring time and time again world over, for example, in England and more recent Venezuela right next door.
In order for Guyana as a nation to develop and realize its fullest potential, the youths must have a genuine concern for our home, communities and country. We need to become a lot more active through being involved in small community groups and being, invited to participate and contribute in national dialogues, consultations and conversations on pertinent issues affecting both youth and country.
We must be involved in making meaningful contributions to this process and have our ideas, thoughts, and actions reflected in the strategic plans and policy framework which will help to improve Guyana for the benefit of all its people.
As young people we need to motivate ourselves to do more, have visions, sketch out new paths and perspectives. A painter can create moods that heal souls, and lift spirits. We need to be entrepreneurs, create jobs, come together, collage and sculpt new industries colored with opportunities.
It’s a shame how many young Guyanese treat the honor and privilege of independence or even voting as something trivial, especially after the pyrrhic struggles of our ancestors, some of whom gave their lives for this freedom and privilege.
Come on, let us be expressionist! We need to be active, creative and compose Guyana in harmony!
By Adrian Inniss
Adrian Inniss is a Geography and Economics Double Major at the University of Guyana, who is always trying new things, blogging for example and ‘experimenting with life’. He is an avid reader, very passionate about art and culture being an artist himself. He believes that we should live life to the fullest and in its very elementary form often referring to the Latin quote “Vitam Vivere Plenissima” which translates to live life to the fullest.
Mr. Inniss is currently the President of Eco Trust Society, the Environmental club on campus and is very active and concerned with environmental issues and awareness. He is an ardent supporter of entrepreneurship, volunteerism, community service and activism. Adrian is an active member several civil rights and youth groups along with being a member of the Guyana Equality Forum and Blue CAPS. He is a human rights advocate, who believes that all humans should be treated fairly and equally.
Adrian is also an amateur photographer, who photographs nature and the city of Georgetown, which he is very fond of. He sometimes feature these photographs on his blog.