loss of visionary...

To only meet someone once in life, and have them effect you in your life path.

Rob Horwich was a visionary, creating the community baboon sanctuary in Belize. He influenced my path by his, and I envision our webs linked in a way that is purposeful, simple, and subtle. I was a young researcher that had the rare opportunity to be in a forest that had marked trails and troops for over five years. Entering the jungle for the first time with a map of understood communities.

However, he was a white man interpreting a white man's perspective within this world of "other". How does this influence the meaning, the "truth", the path?

How does a work of art have this type of impact? How does a piece influence one to act or shift in their daily routine?