Art & Ecology
Soundings & Surroundings

Laundered money grime flushes Sturgeons' gills in time.

exchanging dances
Tipping Point - red tapechatter, antiphony, barely discernedwhat is success

fashion house waifs

Making the natural world
sterile and redundant.
Please admire the view.
We've changed it,
just for you.
(Quae fuit ante diluvium.)

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                      Capital has no value
After a while Questions are raised regarding leaders' mental stability.
A system that advocates and facilitates catastrophic ecological destruction as its core function is hardly rational or exemplary, is it?

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

Wonderous, teeming life on earth evolved.
Our hands reveal the past.

Monocle - a single point of view.

current flowing

  Alice meets the Red Queen, in Wonderland, musing pristine ocean no more - marine world pounding


  psyche - women's chorus the bunker was deserted the animals found 


           Conversations with Pooh and Piglet - Before Flying 

 handmade artbooks
        Art Book Extracts
In the need to escape
from who we are,
we are destroying
what we have become

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

art futures

A place unknown

in and out the dusty windows

facades easy virtue - illustration - emblematic statuary inflamed
facades easy virtue

Advertising - taxing ecology

Ancient memory fuel storage.
Faustian pact trades traced.
Molecular hydrocarbon
combustion procured.
Capsule or oral release.
Nitrogen dioxide,
Lung, soft tissue direct.
Free delivery.
Remote disclaimer attached.
Fossils remain.
Vanities intention fades
and dies.
Along with the name.

On a mission, delivering containers to the contained.

Innocence & 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.

all at sea - taking bearings

adrift at sea alone         
Leaves turning.
In compost life thrives.

Harmony discordant.
ecological forum - many and the few - pumpkin seeds, ink and watercolour
Ecological Forum - wayside branch

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.

Monetized priorities compensate
those with little cohesion in store.
Giving pause.
To cold, cold lives speculative bubbles fade & die.

Cyber security
Profligate consumption.
Ecology nightmare.
Progressive insecurity.
'They went to sea in a sieve, they did'.
2017 solstice - love finds a way finding 
a way 

Banking Nature

Dominion eluded.
Anthropocene strata will tell.

Noble rot fables:
At the moment, as things stand,
Rules of Law promote property,
diminish ecology.
Key domaine case storage.
Intoxication; the cult of power.
Single varietal undertones.
binary notions

blackberries for picking silverdale

picking up the traces 

figure - tumbling and falling - artwork

Model, fashion,
manipulate, duct,
mould, inject,
extrude, form,
seal, cap,
Plastic investment,
further growth
Unfollow the money.
Bobbing up and down.

Now, where are those glasses?

figures meeting - artwork

figures over and under motorway carriageway- artwork

Soil Care.

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

Swooping low on lakes and rivers, to farmhouse eaves, gathering swallows nest

Concrete jungles: the decaying end trails of forest paths and walkways.

Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, CR and Alice on topical Special Relationships - Illustration.
special relationship

       slide sequence - wing beat

       rhythm slides
Stay or Go.
David Marquand's Guardian article references themes in
John Milton's polemic Areopagitica, on censorship
and contrasts Enoch Powell's evocation of Englishness.
We heard little in the recent referendum Remain campaign
concerning;  bells tolling,
'if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less.'
not so much from JFK's Civis Romanus sum comparison; 'Ich bin Ein Berliner',
or of Churchill in Amsterdam:
'Here I am at home...
a citizen of this Country too.'
People reference Nationhood. Proud, remote from centralised, harmonised bureaucracy.
Leave leaders;
snake oil sales, tempting.
Grey clouds, streets, rivers, faces moving away.
In the wild woods vibrant drums pound; chatter and laughter; ritual festivals,
gaiety and colour.
We can belong again.
Can't we?

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

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

Sustainable challenge.

New neighbours in our neck of the woods
new neighbours

Creative Commons Licence

Robert J & Christine Maria Coleman 2018
close to the earth
a young girl
sings a lullaby
her own
refrain dies
bird song rises
woodland nearby

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

Tread runs thinner.
Toxic clouds thicker.
On the road to the horizon.
Disparate highlanders
on the vigilante trail.
Hunter and hunted
replace search and rescue.
Ensuring a further
engaged commitment
to species downfall.

unsustainable concrete abstraction - westquay esplanade
unsustainable concrete abstraction
               westquay esplanade
      desertification northern english farmyard style
               and out in the country

truth to tell
Tangled web.
Queen of Hearts, Judy,

bakes tarts heading for the fayre.
King Punch steals those tarts.
Judy scolds, Punch disagrees.
Clapperboards will not rest.
Dog takes sausages.
Crocodile takes what's left.
Sly thief steals jewels & crowns.
Judy lies crumpled.
Punch drops down dead.
Crocodile smiles.
Puppet theatre curtain closes.
Gull lands on roof.
Spray flies in from the sea.

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Lancaster Streets
afternoon and evening

Manchester - surfaces and reflection

Gods and monsters.

Supreme Being beliefs.
Chipping stone to clay.
Mental scaffolding in the way.
As the Masons might say.

alone at sea

creative geographies 


ecology economy deficit

Regalia lies hidden.
Nods, winks and wiping faces.
Remain remarkably persistent.
From an early age selected.
Exchanging tribal loyalty tokens.
Looking after its own.
From the high chair on.

Preparing September Supper