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This painting has now been delivered to its new owner. It is now part of the political landscape and will serve as a reminder of our united fingerprint. Such an honour. ... See MoreSee Less
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To all professionals in the performing arts world, join & post a photo of you in your job. Just a picture, no description. The goal is to flood social media with our profession. Copy the text and post an image or two.
#SaveTheArts ... See MoreSee Less
In Equal Measure
Senses snarling defence and attack,
Collective calling calm,
Capitalist rigorous righteous ramblings,
Understand ! Underfoot tramping voice is asked once more, again and also,
Doff a cap!
Respect and balance call,
‘There is enough, enough for us all !
In equal measure.
Elaine Robinson June 2020 ... See MoreSee Less
With today’s XR voice around the country....I repost today in support of their voice. We have one planet 💚 All love. ... See MoreSee Less
Small detail from the new painting ‘ Deer Family’ ...🙂 Not long until it’s finished x ... See MoreSee Less
One of my favourite photos - 28th February ..Greta Thunberg: Bristol Climate Strike. A beautiful rain filled smudy fingerprint for the ‘Climate Strike Satellite Circle for SPOTtimespotTIME’ - We mustnt go back to our old ways. The photo incorporates so much hope. ... See MoreSee Less
‘Flying Away -Bird in Hand- A New Dawn’ Elaine Robinson 2020 ... See MoreSee Less
‘Veritas Redeem’ -June 2020
We are connected to everyone and everything on Earth. We are mirrors and energies - navigating alongside each other. When we separate from that whole and love money over life, honour and respect....for a time we lose something of our own essence. This painting is a single fingerprint of humanity with a reflective still centre. We are each other’s life learning. People come into our life when we are ready. Sometimes we don’t always see. Truth is always there - quietly shouting a silent roar. 🧡
Elaine Robinson June 2020
Honesty holding truth.
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“All life is part of a complex relationship in which each is dependent upon the others, taking from, giving to and living with all the rest.”
~ Jacques-Yves Cousteau
(11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997)
Unisonus - Elaine Robinson 2017 ... See MoreSee Less
Wow What a lovely meet up. Had a walk in Bristol and took in the aftermath sight of recent historical events. I wondered how I could incorporate something so important into SPOTtimespotTIME which also ensured the comment was encapsulated with honour- respect and time specific. I had the pleasure to meet Miles Chambers ( Miles is a leading and popular poetic cultural commentator. An International performance poet, slam champion, playwright and broadcaster, he almost stole the show at mayor Marvin Rees’ official swearing-in ceremony at the M Shed with a dramatic rendition of a poem written especially for the occasion, Bristol, Bristol. On the spot, Marvin named his friend Miles Bristol’s first city poet laureate. ) ....being interviewed by CNN and after he kindly gave me his time to listen to the project - & also added his purple fingerprint to SPOTtimespotTIME Bristol Panel from the walkabout on the 30th March 2015 and also to the ‘Art - A Unifying Language’ Panel.....again a purple fingerprint. Miles was a gentleman.
‘Until the colour of a mans skin is no more significant than the colour of a mans eyes...there will always be war ! ....I felt amzing and shocked and redemptive at the realisation and experience of Colston being torn down and thrown into the sea’ Miles Chambers 9th June 2020 adding his fingerprint to the emerging artwork SPOTtimespotTIME. Thank you Miles 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
A detail for the new painting - ‘ Veritas Redeem’ A few more days yet to paint ....before it will be ready. Today is a day to remember humanity...for all life. 🧡
‘Veritas Redeem’ ( Detail) - June 7th 2020
Honesty holding truth.
Elaine Robinson. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Thangam.Many hundreds of people have written to me about the recent terrible killing in the USA of George Floyd.
First, I condemn the killing utterly. No-one who has seen the footage could possibly do anything else. A man died clearly struggling and in pain as a direct consequence of the actions of others.
I also condemn the actions and words of the President of the USA which are stirring up more hatred and division. It is disgraceful that any leader would seriously advocate the use of armed forces against his own civilians, peacefully demonstrating against such injustice. I am glad that members of his own government as well as others are rightly pointing out that he should not be doing this, but disturbed at the potential impact Trump’s words and actions have across the USA and beyond.
While George Floyd died in Minneapolis, many of the problems of racism and inequality are also here in the UK.
Many of you have written to me with critical questions.
People have asked me about suspending sale of UK arms to the USA because they are likely to be used against unarmed civilians.
A lot of people have also written to me, demanding justice for Belly Mujinga, the BAME woman who died of COVID-19 after being spat at in her work in London Transport.
Many people have asked me to support the school curriculum to include mandatory black history and I do—I know many fantastic Bristol teachers do just this, but it needs to be taken on nationally.
All this comes in the week when a Public Health England (PHE) report shows that black, Asian and other ethnic minority (BAME) people are much more like to catch COVID-19 and to die from it.
I’ve read the research and disappointingly it does not go far enough to explain why this is happening or what we should do about it.
So what am I – and Labour – doing to confront these injustices?
On the sale of arms to the US, Labour’s Emily Thornberry, our Shadow Trade Secretary, has written a strong letter to the government asking for this to stop. I strongly support this. We have laws in this country against the sale of arms to any country which might be using them against their own civilians or otherwise contrary to human rights. From the start of my time as your MP, I’ve proactively lobbied several Foreign Secretaries stating my opposition to arms sales to all regimes where there are human rights concerns. I’ll continue to do this, whoever the foreign power is.
On the PHE report, Labour has repeatedly confronted the government for acting too slowly in the face of mounting evidence that BAME people are disproportionately affected. After initial government reluctance, following pressure from Labour, the report was published this week, although there are clear gaps in the findings. I will continue to call on the government to investigate these problems more fully.
Keir Starmer has asked our Race Relations Advisor Doreen Lawrence to lead a Labour review on the impact of COVID on BAME people.
This week, Labour MPs are continuing to put pressure on the government for justice over the death of Belly Mujinga. We’ll keep doing that.
On the need for high quality Black history in the National Curriculum, I’ll be writing to the Secretary of State about this and I know my colleagues in the Labour Education team will be challenging the government directly.
How can we support #BlackLivesMatter?
In normal times, we would demonstrate together to show our views, make our voices heard and support each other through this. These are not normal times.
Many of us will want to mark our support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Like Bristol’s Mayor Marvin Rees (I’d recommend his blog here: thebristolmayor.com/2020/06/03/black-lives-matter/), I support this cause. However, the scientific advice on mass gatherings remains the same – we risk another outbreak of COVID-19 if we come together in large groups.
For this reason, I will not be taking part in any mass gatherings. Many of us will instead show our feelings and views from home, in social media posts and in acts of solidarity similar to those we have been showing for key workers on Thursday evenings, from our doorsteps. I am asking everyone to think of ways of demonstrating their hurt, anger and solidarity, without risking our health at this dangerous time.
Please continue to stay safe and maintain social distancing and other health measures. We all need to take care of each other – it’s what Bristol does best. ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful footage and interesting time concepts and ideas that are always evident in Christopher Hankey’s art. If this interests you...please do look at his paintings...they are unique and utterly beautiful. chrishankey-artist.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
Earth Optimism - Dawn Chorus May 2020. ( Privately Owned)
The painting was collected today...and ownership taken. It was a wonderful moment. What an absolute joy. ... See MoreSee Less
Grace Within Truth Within Grace -2011 ( Private Owner) ... See MoreSee Less
Sitting Doveheart - 2013 ( Private Owner) Commissioned for a 50th Birthday. ... See MoreSee Less
Look who’s just arrived in a painting Im working on.....isn’t she lovely? The painting is ...3 or 4 days away from completion. This was a special moment. A wonderful mistake ...but it wasn’t ! Aaah the joys. ... See MoreSee Less
Oyster Catcher - Gift Circle. Only a few more black and white applications to do and then it shall be in the post and off to Amsterdam...to its new owner. Thank you for the order. 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
Full Circle -2016 ( Private Owners)
Commissioned for parents by a son. Celebrating the equality, respect and union of all relationships - recognising the the total embodiment of the balance of life. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday’s News - 2010 & Soul Concerto - 2010 ( Private Owner) ... See MoreSee Less
Light Blue - May 2020 ( Privately owned)
It always an honour to paint. This was particularly quite powerful and hard to let go. This morning I dreamt of birth —-SO .. lots of new beginnings. ... See MoreSee Less
....Here is painting I completed last year in October 2019. It’s called ‘Here Skylark’ and it’s owner lives in Pensford. The tattoo was designed in January 2019 and was drawn at the same time. The tattoo lives on a beautiful person in Rio in Brazil. Isn’t art wonderful in flight🧡 ... See MoreSee Less
I’m catching up with card orders. 🧡 -sooo if you would like someone know you are thinking of them- NHS or frontline worker..I will happily do a flower- bird animal of your choice - write your message - stamp and post. Please pm me with details. See examples of cards sent below. Thank you 🙏 xx ... See MoreSee Less
Detail from my recent painting. The new owner has seen the whole image —-and after a few nights to themselves I shall share the full painting. 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
Gift of emotional spectrum - 2010 ( Private Owner) ... See MoreSee Less
Clouds still, with gentle movement,
Senations sounding silent,
Forming time to be seen then gone.
Elaine Robinson May 2020 ... See MoreSee Less