|the Eton versus East Chiltington
planning protest artwork in East Chiltington #5
2016 to 2021
South Downs Eton by dogfirst published - May 2021
|Message from Stalin:- first
shoot the writers, artists and poets|
Zsolt Kerekes - editor
people living in East Chiltington (population 286 in 2016) have a long
established tradition of defending their landscape and habitat so that it can
continue to be enjoyed by visitors and residents now and in future generations.
As a resident myself I have occasionally had to adjust my keyboard to a more
jagged style of barbed writing in
contexts compared to the more upbeat style of "let's make
architecture better" I had written about in my working life - and
the "once upon a time" tone of my
fiction. I'm a
writer. I'm not an
In this new series - planning protest artwork in
East Chiltington - I'm going to celebrate some of the art which has been
created to help rally the troops and message the cause of protecting our quiet
green spaces. I'm writing and publishing it out of chronological order -
beginning with #5 - because we have a big fight going on as I write this.
are the artists? - To avoid being shot - or got at - 3 out of the 4
volunteer artists celebrated in this series - originally created, published and
shared their artworks anonymously for exclusive use by the respective
campaigns for which they were created.
If you are a journalist writing
about environmental campaigns - and the Eton versus East Chiltington
development in particular - and would like to use higher quality versions of
these images in an article you're working on - please contact me and I will
forward those requests to the copyright owners and see what they say.
South Downs Eton by dogFirst I'll let the image speak for itself.
Here it is.
What do you think?
called it - "South Downs Eton by dog" here for convenience. Because
I had to call it something. I thought it was a wonderful way of messaging a
critical aspect of the horror story we found ourselves inhabiting.
in seeing more? - the series goes into double digits. Downwards in numbers -
reflecting publication date - #5 is now. More numbers - going up and down
(reflecting the chronological sequence of each public release) and more
images (including many which haven't been unveiled yet) will be revealed in the
weeks to come.
After here below - you can see South Downs Eton by dog
- as it was first published on the home page of
on May 26,
2021 (archived pdf). This is along with the first set of rambling words and
scrambled ideas which I wrapped around the image - when I launched it to my
readers. There was a lot of stuff going on. So I didn't have time to make a
subtle introduction for the new protest image.
|maybe that dog's not so
crazy after all|
in a "landscape Eton by dog" kind of
|paid by each download? -
paid by each face? -
paid by the packet? -
tired Uber van driver
by each page swiped? -
the ebook self
paid by the hour? -
poor to rich pickings
paid for words writ? -
paid by results? -
being a VC's such a slog
paid best of all -
by the bite
- Eton's dog
Rough rhyming I know... I still don't get it. Which
bit? All of it a bit. Last bit a lot. Last bit - about bites. How big is a
bite? This dog bite's a lot. It's a big dog. Big jaws. Jaws was a
fish. That's another plot. Let's get back to this spot. South Downs. Pause
for breath. Hard to follow? A plot's an acre, an acre's a bite. Hard to
swallow. Not for this dog. And at £2 million / bite...
Enough! I'm scared now. I see it. The great hound? Yes. Now I
see - how the fields could get Eton.
It still sounds crazy to
me though. Me too. Though every word is true. So I hand you over to the
care of a proper mathelytical article... No dogs? No. Or sharks?
No. Just maths. Not too hard is it? No. It's the the simple ma££s
of planning gain. I'm getting nervous about your spelling. The
dog's worse though. Yeah thanks. Goodbye nightmare sharks. Hello weird
dogs scary stuff. You already knew that. Yes - the scary Eton thing.
But it wasn't a dog then. It was a
Just as bad though? Yeah - it's the same bad thing.
|Those above are my words. I've been itching to
change them but I'm trying to make this article you're seeing now part of a
true historic record. That includes any cheesy text I may have written,
faults and all. Apologising for any offending sentences you may have
speedily scrolled past - my plan as a an editor and creator of web articles
is always to try and create a mixture of words, images, links and ideas which
complement each other and talk about related things in mutually supporting
ways in order to communicate with my readers. |
Sometimes it works
better than others and with the web - uploading bit by bit as I write - it's
easy to change the words. In my past 30 years of writing alongside images I
have often used a single image alongside completely different words in different
articles and in different contexts. That'll be the case too with South Downs
Eton by dog - which may not even be the name it will be best known by.
do the artists have to say about their own work?
Mostly when I've
asked for each Artist's publishable comments - at the time of publication -
I've been told they prefer their artworks to speak for themselves. And that's
the case here too.
Finally - this below was the context and setting of
the web page on the day that the artwork South Downs Eton by dog (version A if
it changes) made its first public appearance on the web.
The metaphor of a planning
development eating up the landscape is a strong idea. And you'll see it again
in another image in this series - where it was used in a different campaign. In
a completely different way.
This series is a work in progress. Another
episode next week. Do I go backwards or forwards in time? - that's what I'm
Update:- June 2, 2021 - I might need to use negative
numbers in this series too. Talking this morning to the artist who created
images #1 and #2 - I learned that there were posters created to stop some other
obnoxious plans (literally - as in a poison chemical dump type of plan being
one of them - long before I came here. "I can dig out the posters and
artworks if I've still got them." Stay tuned for more pictures - going
forwards and backwards in time.
Here are some related links.
hello Etongrad! -
first sight of Armageddon
Final Spring in
Novington Lane? - concrete... the new DDT
assessment walks in East Chiltington - a look back
In May 2021
- after a 5 year absence - signs are back in the lanes