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Sympathy for the Devil
29.12.08 7:27 am10 comments
Dave Groves http://www.davegroves.com.au/
Heaps more of Dave,
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Very funny, Dave - or at least it would be if it wasn’t so true….........
Beautiful work, Dave. My favourite is the 40% Locked Up. Aren’t we blessed in Tasmania to have so much interesting subject matter for the artist to reflect upon?
Brilliant! Thanks Dave. I would buy just about every one of these on a T shirt
You’ve got the right targets Dave and your hitting them. Great work!
# 1 - 4. Yep
As Laurie Anderson wrote - ” and there’s always love, and when love is gone there’s always justice, and when justice has gone, there’s always force”.
I laughed at your very clear and revealing work, and realised I was like a bloke telling a joke on the way to his own execution.
Let those who trash the joint, be prepared to have their joints trashed.
Hi Dave I was walking on the Great Western Tiers yesterday with some friends, we were talking then about the 40% locked up bit, lots of Scoparia that is locked up, I just have to laugh every time i hear that crap about the 40%.
It would be great to do a study and find out how much of the 40% is actually potential logging country. I am sure there would be a market for pencil pine and scoparia but maybe it doesn’t chip as well as Myrtle and Eucalypt.
I saw two logging coupes with swamps that have been completely destroyed, and no streamside reserves left intact.
Problem is that my area is within 100klm of the pulp mill so that means that Gunns would be logging all the land around here and would also be given all the roads. Maybe we won’t be able to go walking there any more because we would be travelling on Publicly built Privately owned roads and also see too many breaches of “Worlds Best Practices”
Surely locking something up implies that the majority can’t use it. Perhaps the correct way of looking at it is that in fact 60% of Tasmanian forests is locked up by Gunns.
Good on you Dave!
More photos of the ‘forty percent’ locked up please.
Let’s see, the streets of every town and city. The beaches. The rocky outcrops in the middle of the sea. The tree plantations (commercial species subject to logging) used as public recreational areas. The highways. The verges on the side of the road (subject to regular council poisoning and mowing). Rooftops. Lake Pedder (now that its been drowned for Hydro). The rivers and streams (when the trees from the adjacent clearfells have been dragged out of them). The mining pits. The grapevines, potato and other crops on farms. The interiors and yards of houses and commercial buildings. The ocean. The sky.
As Forestry and its allies log more of the ‘unlocked’ forests and they disappear off the map, does that increase the proportional amount of locked-up forest? Soon, will they be quoting the 50% of Tasmania’s forests are locked away for ever? And followed by the decreasing amount of logging material, this could then rise to ‘Now 100% of Tassie’s forests are locked away for ever.
Ah, the poor workers when that happens.
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