Danger lurks in the eyes of the crazed general
who grins as his finger hovers
over the nuclear button.
Danger lurks in the promises made over wine
in sumptuous hotel hideaways
above bunkers built for the rich.
Danger lurks in the hearts of grey-suited men
damning destroyers of forests
while denying them alternatives.
Danger lurks in declarations of world peace
as children die in far-off lands
nameless in their degradation.
Danger lurks in the city streets where we live
as boxed-in children with tired hearts
slump aimless before flashing screens.
Danger lurks in the old eyes of our offspring
who despairing surf the net
in search of a fantasy world.
Here is the third sample picture from a multimedia collaboration between myself and celebrated artist, Julian Sutherland-Beatson.
At this stage, we would very much appreciate feedback about which of the three visual interpretation styles people prefer, especially with regard to where Julian has placed the words of the haiku in relation to the picture.
You can find out more about Julian from my two earlier posts this week, and by visiting www.juliansutherlandbeatson.co.uk
This is the second of three samples pictures from a multimedia collaboration between myself and artist, Julian Sutherland-Beatson.
With the painting’s size reduced, some people might need a magnifying glass to read the words etched upon its chilly, windswept landscape.
winds from the Arctic whip me
into fast ascent
We would value some constructive feedback at this stage, to help us gauge the best direction for our project.
In 2011, Julian exhibited his art in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, at Glyndebourne Opera House (http://glyndebourne.com/discover/artist-residence-2011), in the Eastbourne Festival (http://eastbournefestival.co.uk), and at Gallery North, Hailsham.
This is the first of three sample pictures from a multimedia collaboration between myself and artist, Julian Sutherland-Beatson. We are looking at different ways of presenting our work, such as exhibitions and book form. Any feedback or suggestions would be most helpful at this stage.
Amongst Julian’s many achievements, in 2011 he was artist in residence at Glyndebourne, http://jsbglyndebourne.wordpress.com, and will be returning there again in May 2012. For further info. about Julian and his work, please visit http://www.juliansutherlandbeatson.co.uk.
Visit buddharocks.deviantart.com for a bounteous source of photographic inspiration by Mr Eric Alder.
Shiny as a polished boot
the small armoured tank scuttles
watched by an eager bird.
A boot shakes the ground
the bird sees its pace
marks the race and swoops
as the boot descends.
Tasting the acid
of a soft belly
she drops the beetle
in time for the boot.
The beetle is detritus
while the size-thirteen black boot
marches on oblivious.
You can learn all about the Buddha Rocks Project at fillingahole.wordpress.com, then perhaps you would like to post on your own blog (or Evelyn’s) a poem or short piece of prose to go with one of Eric Alder’s amazing pictures at buddharocks.deviantart.com