Art & Ecology
Oil anointed CEOs
(conditioned & contained) Combustion and Exhaustion Of sentient
customs & life.
Around nature's throat the markets' invisible hands tighten their grip. Is that why so few appear to notice her distress?
Ecology Masks in Time
The greatest surveillance vigilance must be on those who have their digits on the buttons and levers of insidious power.
The Red Queen
Pristine ocean no more
psyche - following behind
The bunker was deserted,
the animals found.
Art Book Extract -poem 'Descending'
Had enough sun yet
birds 'n fishes
skin thin atmosphere
School Art workshop
School is poison! Conceptual.
Respect to life shared.
To elders, mothers and fathers, who can't be, for the time being.
Coitus interruptus, a consummation devoutly to be wished, or abstinence.
Alternatives to barriers or termination.
Where is the love?
June. Early winter. The Korora from Southern oceans prepare beachside nesting grounds. 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.
Ecology Economy Deficit
alarm bell curves.
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.
Ritual ceremonies practiced.
Light show, spotlight encounters.
Night sky occluded.
Camera crew present scan screen stars.
Panning out from the performance, drawing away from the crowds.
A hot desert location.
Beneath the firmament.
Stone moss in blistering heat gathered.
Summer's here and time is tight
Is 'lifted out of poverty' a loaded expression,
an excuse for excess and profligacy,
ignoring cultural heritage and traditions' relevant significance?
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.
Anthropocene strata will tell.
Origins and Ghosts in Pockets Forming.
flimsy craft art-world passengers gulp
(approaching a plate boundary fault line)
Summer's here and time is tight
for dancing & fighting in the streets.
Some make traditional cultural rounds.
Public Art known, etched on minds.
Representing certain world views
Influencing and endorsing.
Patronised, utilitarianised, commercialised.
Achieved by exploitation and degradation of natural resources. Killing the biosphere.
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
'dreams in streams drawn'
Crude oil distillation.
Justice's rusty wheels creaking.
Nature's shark loan.
Pied piper dream.
Control tower, waste land.
Murmurations in flight.
Evening migration flocks
return to moss, mud and down.
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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
handmade paper vases and bowls