Art & Ecology
Constrained by the limitations
of their own rhetoric.
Battle of Britain.
To those who use a little less each year,
who conserve and protect.
To the few and the growing.
Ecology Masks in Time
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.
The Red Queen
Pristine ocean no more
psyche - following behind
The bunker was deserted,
the animals found.
Art Book Extract poem 'Descending'
birds 'n fishes
skin thin atmosphere
School Character Illustration
School Art workshop
School is poison! Conceptual.
Private Schools. A confidence trick.
Particulates linked to Dementia.
Keep pumping that anaesthetic gas.
And the beat goes on..
Isn't it strange that the biggest polluters and ethically self- righteous are often called out as politically Conservative.
Whose sole purpose appears to be to manipulate and monopolise limited resources and then to blame and degrade others for the resulting chaos.
The Walls are one physical manifestation of this mental insecurity.
Nurture and Nature. Evolving.
September. Spring arriving. Southern ocean Albatross gliding. Kaikoura Shearwaters return to nest. Takahe survive - just. Kuakas calling across the Sound. Moas a distant memory.
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.
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'
Death - A moment repeated in time
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.
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.
Anthropocene strata will tell.
flimsy craft art-world passengers gulp
(approaching a plate boundary fault line)
The reason there is often so much blurb or explanation relating to public works of art is that the education system distrusts intuitive thinking.
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.
Never before has such a sustained violation of the natural world been witnessed.
Now, where are those glasses?
Fisherfolk treated the Yangtze river dolphin as a protective symbol.
Natural habits lost in a haze.
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.
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.
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wayside violet insect
slide sequence - wing beat
Dormant, stir, grow.
Rolled and trimmed.
Rounded up, shriveled.
Scorched, parched, desiccated.
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.
On the other side.
100% clean energy Iceland to Scotland - Disrupting Capital advises -
Ucsusa- EIHP/ Ucsusa- EIGP
Capital growth tumours.
There's money to be made in rumours.
Systemic collapse. Extinctions.
Mens rea incubators.
Solutions, scapegoats thrive.
The wind shifts gear and sighs.
May. Out in the cold.
The biosphere will be repossessed should ecological debt not be repaid in time.
T&Cs and interest apply.
Robert J & Christine Maria Coleman 2016
close to the earth
a young girl
sings a lullaby
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)
handmade paper vases and bowls