Wildlife is Free: fourYfive Forget Fur For New Readymade Art

Wildlife is Free is a simple slogan, but I Googled it, and didn’t find it, so am showcasing it here, with four images I just saw on a MSN News story, creatively crafted into a greenYgrey-relevant readYmade to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Marcel Duchamp’s most famous toilet to fountain artwork, which is considered the most important twentieth century creation by many aficionados.

Wildlife is Free Double Meaning

Wildlife is Free works as a double meaning, as much surreal art consists of juxtaposing different items or ideas:

  1. Animals living in the wild are free
  2. Animals living in the wild are free for humans to see

While some animal welfare activists don’t want any animals to be in ‘human captivity’, I take a more greenYgrey attitude to it, thinking that in the current global situation for animals some are better off protected in captivity, and that they act as ambassadors for future generations, as I recently heard them described in a wildlife park.

Anyway that’s enough written art, and here’s some artistic images carefully crafted into a great new greenYgrey readymade:

Slide 7 of 25: Alicia SilverstoneSlide 11 of 25: Christian SerratosSlide 25 of 25: In this photo released Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, by The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, shows Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez and his wife October posing nude for an animal rights ad campaign.
Slide 18 of 25: Kelly Brook

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Leeds Kirkstall Abbey and Yorkshire Sculpture Park Photos

James Fox spent the majority of his Sky time for the Forest, Field and Sky documentary at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and mostly at James Turrell’s Skyspace, which is a building with a hole in the middle to permanently view the sky. It was commissioned in 2007.


Kirkstall Abbey Photo

I think I took this photo in 2006, along with others used for my first Travel Thru History article on Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds, Yorkshire: Following a Monk’s Life. (the typo in the first paragraph wasn’t mine, although I do make them sometimes myself – it should be: I am sitting in the tranquil green grounds of Kirkstall Abbey, with the medieval building to one side and swans gliding somewhere between the River Aire and the lowering sun to the other.)


The white line is a plane’s contrail, and a bird has flown off the nave’s edge at about where the 8 is on a clock.

I doubt if Turrell or the commissioners have seen my photo, but I was reminded of it while watching the Forest, Field and Sky documentary.

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Rachel Sylvester Humpty Doo Time-Travelling Book Connection

After I revealed that Rachel Sylvester was one of my interviewees for my PhD thesis in the recent Theresa May Knighthood blog post, and The Times journalist now reminded me ‘of Rachel Riley, my favourite mathematician, and Sylvester, my favourite cartoon cat’ I guess great greenYgreyliens have wanted one thing more than anything.

PaintShopPro Editing Skills

No, not the interviews, but images of the greenYgrey world’s Rachel Sylvester. And the greenYgrey world is mainly here to entertain, so I downloaded a trial month of PaintShopPro (thanks to them for their nice capitalism, as far as I know), and rekindled my photo layers editing skills, first learnt in a library series of lessons just after my PhD a decade ago.

I created my book covers and images like the Humpty Doo using Photo Impact on my old computer, but couldn’t find a photo editing program on my newer one.

It took a while to do the first two photos, with a small stress and frustration cost, but that made finally getting them right all the more rewarding. Then later, while watching television, I had the idea for the third one. I did that quickly and efficiently this morning.

Countdown to a New Word

First of all I’d like to say that this blog post’s images mean no disrespect to cartoon cats.

Secondly, I’d like to point out that the above first of all was satirical comedy, and I also mean no disrespect to Rachel Riley. In fact, this morning, while thinking of this blog, and the Countdown word-making and maths-solving programmes she stars in, and that have been featured a lot on this blog, as well as in XaW Files: Beyond Humanity, I thought up a new greenYgreyesque/AAW-WOW word, of course only knowing her television celebrity personality and mathematical skills:  adorespect. It is a combination of adore and respect, meeting in the re ending of adore and beginning of respect.

I hope Susie Dent won’t mind me favouring a mathematician over a wordsmith, and will rise above any resentment to campaign for its use as a new word! I also hope Carol Vorderman knows she was also appreciated, and is not forgotten. I am also available for a guest appearance on Countdown or 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown… or most other television shows!!

Rachel Riley and Sylvester the Cat

After searching images of Rachel Riley and Sylvester Cat I first of all copied Sylvester into a photo of Rachel Riley and a female friend greenYgreying in a garden (sorry to the friend for the editing out!). Here’s the first photo of the greenYgrey world’s Rachel Sylvester:

rachel sylvester

The second photo sees Rachel Riley and Sylvester the Cat werecatise into one creature:

rachel sylvester2

Then the third image of this hot-off-the-press trilogy combines the second and third books of the greenYgrey trilogy, as Rachel Sylvester is in Oz’s Humpty Doo:

humpty doo

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Contemplative Photography – Sunlight on the Surface — MARKOVICH PHOTO ART

Where there is sunlight there is Y
where there is green and grey too/2
there is greenYgrey
sunlight does not always make yellow
colours on the surfaces where it lands
but it is derived from a star
that looks that colour
through our atmosphere
sunlight travels through space to our planet
where it diffracts at different angles
so maybe Y could be sunlight’s symbol.

Photo: Alex Markovich. Photos taken within 2013-2014.

via Contemplative Photography – Sunlight on the Surface — MARKOVICH PHOTO ART

Writing for Humans… and Voles

With this website having a nice vegetarian werewolf theme I thought I’d better balance the last post’s wolf photo and poem with this great greenYgrey human photo from the Independent. Although my books are best sellers in the wolf world, sales are slow in the human, so I don’t want the humans out there feeling neglected (self-parody comedy). Thanks very much to those who have bought or rented the books.

Of Wolves, Humans and Voles

Humanist fundamentalists might argue that the photo below shares the humanity with voles, what with one of my favourite characters the one and only Love the mixed-up vole.

Moreover, there is the sun, which is made into a morphed heart shape by the loving embrace. Nearly in the middle of the photo, like my greenYgrey Y. It’s one of those special greenYgrey twilight times of day, before or after the POP (PinkyOrangePurple), which reminds me that I saw a special photo of that on google plus this week, so I’ll add it below, as it follows greenYgrey at sunset.

I nearly forgot to provide my counter-argument to humanist fundamentalists, which is that the wolf might have seemed alone, but was in fact sharing the photo with its habitat, which I’m sure it loves.

greenygrey love

Panoramic paramount platitudes POP

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