by Crymein

…this is…

 

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My presence on the www has been incredibly limited for some time now but that doesn’t mean I’ve gone away. Quite the contrary in fact. Examples of recent work, all in progress, are currently exhibited in the Bird’s Nest SE8 4RZ, open daily from noon til close. Saturday 6th February 2016 includes daytime obscura activity, weather permitting and live music from 6pm-3am. A cracking line up including thearmed909, JLYY and Mad Dog Collective. Furthermore it’s all free. We’ll also be hosting an evening of LIVE ART on Tuesday 16th February, 7-11pm and a closing down sale on Thursday 25th February, 5-7pm.

Undercurrents Gallery Collaboration 2016

Undercurrents Gallery Collaboration 2016

Eileen The Cameravan is still off-road but with thanks to the hospitality of The Hive in Hackney and some faithful support behind the scenes, I have built an alternative box camera obscura on wheels that I recently pushed and pulled from Deptford to Westminster and back again with a little help either end of the journey from Terry the Wizard of New Croz and Rankin the Clown.

In the dark hours before dawn on Christmas Eve 2015, I experimented with test shots of the inversion of parliament and they came out well all things considered. What I’d love to do next is get ETC there for the final composition at 09.09am…one day perhaps, or perhaps not…or perhaps I’ll be pushing and pulling that pesky box again, or perhaps I’ll score a lift all the way…whoevE.R. knows…

MADE IN DEPTFORD

thearmed909: the art of The KJB, ETC and Everything Really, amongst other things.

self-portrait in Eileen Oh yes, I’m a lucky lady, I live a very lucky life.

For I have so many friends and family all around me, who love me through the strife.

Oh but I notice a deep sense of sorrow emanating through my songs.

Oh but this pain is not within me.

It’s just a reflection of the too many wrongs.

Carried out by those above who rule us, dictacting the systems and structures we live under.

Misleading us up the wrong garden path and expecting us to conform and soldier on.

So, come the cultural rain and thunder, for my cloud is so ready now to burst.

For I feel the social storm that’s been brewing now for far too long.

It’s time for Mother Nature’s children to be heard.

Please don’t get me wrong, I’m an artist and I see beauty all around me.

Life’s potential and sheer, utter brilliance but I can’t deny or ignore the despair that’s eating you and me.

People keep telling me to pull up my socks, take responsibility, get a grip and learn to keep a stiff, upper lip.

They’ve got their dignity and they’ve earnt their respect by fitting in, doing their jobs and trying their best.

This makes them the voice of reason so I should take heed and listen but you know I don’t like what I hear.

So, come the cultural rain and thunder, for my cloud is so ready now to burst.

For I feel the social storm that’s been brewing now for far too long.

It’s time for Mother Nature’s children to be heard.

Likewise, I am trying too and I like mostly what I see.

And I love this life I am leading but I hate the bureaucracy of being me.

PENTAX DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

7 thoughts on “…this is…

  1. Janette Parris

    Hi Karen

    Band member who you created a picture with using a camera obscura yesterday – it would be great if we could get hold of a copy of the photo – and please keep me informed of your future exhibitions.

    Janette

  2. karen Post author

    Hey there, digital images from the shots we took will be on this site soon and then we can arrange who wants what…

  3. karen Post author

    Hey,

    apologies for the delay. Will be making prints this week and also have an exhibition of work at the end of the month. I’ll be in touch again asap.
    Karen

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