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   Art & Ecology
BP generously supports the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Opera House, British Museum and Royal Shakespeare Company.
Into the Realm's hems and seams sewn.
Arrangements inevitably inform performance, exhibitions, views displayed, discussed and disseminated.
Charity offsets discounted.
Staying cool or warm, driving, flying, maintaining industrial infrastructure and armed forces are preferred to the knowledge that intense energy exchanges involve irreparable damage and change life systems on earth. There are other thoughts and views, presence unknown. Mass promotion involves further extortion and degrading of natural resources.
Hannah Arendt said the banality of evil applies. A benign indifference.
Chemicals bro, bitumen roads.
Some bill and tax to offload.
Carbon capture and pourage.
Arms against a sea of troubles.
We have a troubled sea.

what is success

chatter, antiphony, barely discerned

Constrained by the limitations
of their own rhetoric.

captives confines restricted minds  captives confines restricted minds 

A million mini whirlwinds
a monster maelstrom makes.

Ecology Masks in Time
estuary figures - pen ink and charcoal - on pumice primed card - 48 x 24cm

Mainstream ambition.
Convert rain forests
to hollow container boxes.
Packaging, distraction, distribution.
White Cubes.

The latest public Art Gallery extension opens
in a blaze of publicity.
Envelopes sealed. Addressed to sender.
Bubble wrapped. Insured.
Superficial, disposable, eye catching packaging from the landfill recycling plant dissembling
School of Architecture bunker.
Chateau Latour style, a hint of Alpine favours.
Dominating the skyline.
Fabrications created to distract from the endemic
conditions permeating the soulless structures represented.
Edifice and content in frenzied absolution consumed.
Like Mecca and Santiago de Compostela. Magnificent structures.
Phenomenal success. Listen to the voices and footfalls.
Little room for insignificance, doubt, failure, isolation or rest.

Exposing vulnerabilities, weakness, overpowering resistance.
Toxic, malignant, parasitic growths.
Draining the lifeblood, life force, from the face of the earth.
Sicklied o'er.
Necrotising, consuming, killing a gracious host.
Mourned in passing.

Bell jar dark crystals in a supersaturated solution.
Mycelium seeded.
Colonies rise and fall.
In seasons decaying.
Our hands reveal the past.

Alice meets the Red Queen, in Wonderland, musing
     The Red Queen

pristine ocean no more - marine world pounding

 Pristine ocean no more

Psyche (But for spite redeemed)

psyche - following behind

Conversations with Pooh and Piglet - Before Flying

Flying Thought

The bunker was deserted, the animals found.
The bunker was deserted,
the animals found.
 handmade artbooksart books
Art Book Extract poem 'Descending'
Bipolar disorder.
Associated contradictions and dilemmas, as the ice caps melt into the void.
Glass struggle.
Laboratory petri dish
experimental production line picks up apace.
Bacteria and dead zones spread.
Armed followers agitate for more of the same.
Heat and light fade.

clouds above scudding - birds 'n fishes - poem - world ecological forum
               birds 'n fishes   

art futures 
skin thin atmosphere
 skin thin atmosphere

School Character - Illustration. Traditional academic ethos Classic School Year vignettes - English watercolour rendered

 School Character Illustration

Bowland Revealed - School Art workshop - looking back looking forward collage (4)
School Art workshop

School is poison! Conceptual.

Those who keep wild animals in cages are captives within the confines of their own restricted minds..

Relationship Referenda
'You always kill the things you love.' The Brexiteers.

The Walls one physical manifestation of mental insecurity.

Nurture and Nature. Evolving.
October. Spring. Southern ocean Albatross gliding.  Kotaku, Bar-tailed Godwits return to nest. Takahe survive - just. Kuakas calling across the Sound. Moas a distant memory.

Cop Out.
Groups of people occupy motorway carriageways.
Banners waving, courageous. Celebrate, marching.
Jubilant, turn highways into bye-ways for a day.
Truck driver on the entry slip road, angry, missing the best part of life, 'but I need to make a living, to survive.'
Accelerates, scattering crowds.
So, some are no longer around.
Trucker serves time, solitary confinement, isolated.
Soon be out, for good behavior released.
On a mission, delivering containers to the contained.
Thorny issues, broken landscapes, troubled minds.

Innocence and Experience.
Castle grounds backdrop.
Robber Barons and The Rubber Band manoeuvre.
Fine tune financial and musical instruments', casting spells.
Apparitions projected.
King's ghostly presence across the stage gliding.
A rhythmic beat.
Enchanters mesmerise, charm.
Snare and kettle drums in unison pound.

dreams in streams drawn
  'dreams in streams drawn'
Beyond subject and object
Beyond subject and object
Act V (Costume).
Cleaning isles, detritus disposed, discarded.
Running repairs. Programme notes. Read between acts.
Gratefully acknowledge behind the scene partners, diligently revealed.
Evoked, promoted, conjured from obscure darkness, hidden in wings.
Ghosts gliding, translucent, glowing, golden;
a generation gelded.

Act VI (Review).
Frame by frame an internal forensic team
analyise platform stages.
Examine fragile relationships, search for clues.
Tragic events unfold.
Investigate evidence, eclipse devices.
Ecology defined.
Storm clouds, island shore. Street performance.
Poem - Ecological Forum - wayside branch    ecological forum - many and the few - pumpkin seeds, ink and watercolour

Obesity. So much borrowing liquidity pumped into red faced Banks, soon to burst like so many rivers around the world. T&Cs, rules and views apply.

Acts of Enclosure. Exposure, seasons and change. Automobile closure. Insulated. Acid rain. Plastic oceans, tree limb amputation, desertification. Constriction, fast cut edited. Confirm, relay, affirm. Spatial awareness, limitations. Stifling, concentrated. Oak buds open, turtles return, cardamom flowers. Stars, constellations. Consolation.

Banking Nature

Energy buzz drip line feed.
Everything is being done to maintain the flow.
In fact there are those dedicated to the addiction.

'In effect growth is as addictive to society as cocaine & nicotine are to individuals.' Robert Ayres Physicist & author.

Dominion eluded.
Anthropocene strata will tell.

Venez à Bordeaux
How wine used to be made.
Before we cooked the trade.

lunar eclipse - 270915 eclipsed

Banking. Guilt passed on. 

flimsy craft artworld passengers gulp
flimsy craft art-world passengers gulp
(approaching a plate boundary fault line)

As the markets tumble, Directors acquire their own Company shares. Virtuous circles incomplete. Exposing intentions, insecure. A one way bet. Underwritten by the vulnerable, who repay the debt. Denying nature's urgent calls. Excretion deferred. Senses numbing, easing the burden. Addicted to greed. Obliterating, consuming diversity. Spineless creatures' tentacles paralyse smaller fish below. Absorbed into amorphous, fluorescent, abandoned hulks. Ebbing, flowing, hapless, washed upon the beachcombed shore, decaying. Incorporeal, hollow, stinking, corrupt.
All share in globalisation. From prosecution to immunity systems breaking down.
Take a deep histaminic breath, carry on, as normal.
figure - tumbling and falling - artwork

The reason there is often so much blurb or explanation relating to public works of art is that the education system distrusts intuitive thinking.

Simple answers.
Never finding who we are.
Lowering the bar.
Base metal resources from the earth forged.
Rewards cast for moving a little faster than the person next door.
Complexity endures.

Never before has such a sustained violation of the natural world been witnessed.

Now, where are those glasses

figures meeting - artwork

figures over and under motorway carriageway- artwork

Fisherfolk treated the Yangtze river dolphin as a protective symbol.
Natural habits lost in a haze.

Landscape Setting.
Paddling, flimsy craft, approaching a plate boundary fault line, art-world passengers gulp, hearts racing, shielding their eyes. Plummet precipitously over a spray licked, innundated escarpment to icy melt waters below. The earth's curved horizon stretches out before them. Skin thin atmosphere. Gasping for breath.

Swooping low on lakes and rivers, to farmhouse eaves, gathering swallows nest.
Festival dreams in streams drawn, stumbling across fields and shaded trees, to crucked roof tithe barn rehearsals.
Drums improvise, a driving beat recalled.
Swooping low on lakes and rivers, to farmhouse eaves, gathering swallows nest

Traditional garb, toasted politely, welcomed, imbibed.
Expectation rises, endorsements, glances exchanged. Notice released, pastoral performance.
Scripted, choreographed, recorded. Frenzied terminal phase, in destruction and grief relayed. Cascading showers, branches sway, discarded burdens, leaves torn, flooded trenches spill.
Damage assessed, assigned. Fantasy explodes, expires.
Flags of allegiance lowered. Dispersal.
The parody moves on, with a raised finger and an obliging wave of the hand.

Follow me on

wayside violet  Spring violet wayside flower    insect
slide sequence - wing beat
Tracing Roots.
Dormant, stir, grow.
Rolled and trimmed.
Rounded up, shriveled.
Scorched, parched, desiccated.
Waterlogged, jaundiced.
Pulled up, wayside strimmed.
Provides beer, bread and pies.
Paths trodden. Men and flies.
Oats served and sown.
Foraged, plaited, stooped. Thrashed.
Stored, bailed, boiled and scythed.
Regimented heads swaying.
From the air spraying.
Transported, wrapped. Incarcerated.
To the landscape moulded.
Terrace flooded, drained and dried.
Fields of amber grain divide.
Creased linen, ironed, starched.
Mats, seats, hats, baskets, blinds.
Garden swathes, blades cut.
Clods, earth mounds, flowers.
Hay, straw, dew and floods.
Extremes respond in kind.
Always greener.
On the other side.

100% clean energy Iceland to Scotland - Disrupting Capital advises -
Ucsusa- EIHP Ucsusa- EIGP

Piped aboard.

Beware of those offeringsolutions, into which you may be dissolved.

Systemic collapse. Extinctions.
Mens rea incubators.
Solutions, scapegoats thrive.
The wind shifts gear and sighs.

May. Out in the cold. 

Loan Terms.
The biosphere will be repossessed should ecological debt not be repaid in time.
T&Cs and interest apply.

Creative Commons Licence
Robert J & Christine Maria Coleman 2016
close to the earth
a young girl
sings a lullaby
her own
refrain dies
bird song

 Coleridge's Rime - from poem descending 
nor any drop to drink

Sequestrated weapons returned to earth.
Metals, organic matter, fuel restored.
Distilled imagination released.
Tar, coal and oil to shells recycled,
to autumn composts reversed.
Circuits, grid patterns in mycelium clusters decline.
Plastic organics remain imbedded, volatile.
Screen mists in waterfall cascades eroding.
Wings in migration beating as one.
Whales and dolphin pods answer the call.
Coral colony fronds respond in kind.
Slates and chalks recorded.

Rift valley footprints traced.
Bridged a divide.
Conversations ebb to silence.
Seen in their eyes. 

Rhythm  - slide sequence

     commodities and geographies (national boundaries erosion, dissolve into the sands)
commodities and geographies
(national boundaries erosion, dissolve into the sands)

paper and birch bark bowl - bird and flower motif  handmade paper vases and bowls

against the flow of machine city minds

Lancaster Streets
Saturday Afternoon.

Taking bearings.
Finding no direction.
Peaceful non co-operation.
Passive resistance.
Banking on borrowed time.

creative geographies room for views & myths.

Science. Another faith to be reckoned with.

Wandered shorelines lonely.
Fog rolls in from the sea.
Without utility.
That's how clouds should be.

Popular Wildlife Presenters.

Pure spirits.
Feeding the flames.

Acoustic - unplugged.


There is a world of difference between questioning illusions and maintaining the delusory.

Ways of Seeing.
Swift Arundhati found refuge
in the small.
Now she's laid a clever trap.
That makes her look so tall.

The digital matrix will be investigated between 2 and 4 am Sundays for grey areas, random mutation and sclerosis.
Service interruption should be minimal, but it's an evolving situation.