Art & Ecology
The public Art that you know has been assessed and found wanting.
Ecology Masks in Time
A sterile rump inherits the earth,
from the poor richly bequeathed.
Asset stripped, amortised, raped and depleted.
Displaying all the beauty of a terminally advanced STD.
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
Those who keep wild animals in cages are captives within the confines of their own restricted minds.
'You always kill the things you love.' The Brexiteers.
The Walls one physical manifestation of mental insecurity.
Nurture and Nature. Evolving.
February Summer flying by. Groups of young Pukeko flying, blue. Little Spotted Kiwi on islands few. Kokako, not so many, haunting song. Southern Ocean Albatross glides along. Kuakas mew across the Sound. Moas a distant memory remain. Ice sheets stained.
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 & 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'
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.
If there are no leaders, only followers, what does that say about the new regime?
lashed to the White Whale;
arm waving, 'Follow me, follow me!'
down to the depths.
Leviathan hunter killers patrol in packs.
Anthropocene strata will tell.
flimsy craft art-world passengers gulp
(approaching a plate boundary fault line)
Pearly Queens getting knees up.
'Til Death Us Do Part.
National Cyber Comedy Centre open for business.
Pie in the sky, flying by.
Now, where are those glasses?
We have become like Kipling's Mowgli. Mesmerised by snakes.
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.
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
Beware of those offeringsolutions, into which you may be dissolved.
Kim and Don release a version of Black Sabbath's Paranoid on the Mega Death label.
Streamed direct to your devices. No fake news, just deep irony, ay Mark.
May. Out in the cold.
'Doctor, I think I have lung cancer from pollution.'
'No, you have treatments worth more than prevention syndrome.'
Hippocratic Staff serpent hissed.
(pharma clause suit calls).
No Sin No Fee. Law decree.
Robert J & Christine Maria Coleman 2017
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)
against the flow of machine city minds
Manchester - surfaces and reflection
Finding no direction.
Peaceful non co-operation.
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.
That's how clouds should be.
Popular Wildlife Presenters.
Feeding the flames.
Acoustic - unplugged.
There is a world of difference between questioning illusions and maintaining the delusory.
We all have to fight for what we have, for what we own.
That causes tensions.
Poor families share,
rich ones hoard.
Moral high ground drowns beneath rising tide waves of dissent.
Internet drag ghost nets drift through cyber oceans, suffocating life.
Coral lies bleached on tourists' bucket list floors.