Vallee des Poulets Liberes
"The Valley of the Liberated Chickens"
UPDATE! THIS SIGN HAS BEEN STOLEN! The States of Jersey, and the
parishes of St Lawrence and St Peter have confirmed that they have not
removed this sign. If you know who has taken this sign please contact the police
or us NOW there is a REWARD!!!!
Here A.Nonymous is delving into Road Signs.
I was taught at school that the Romans built many of the early roads in Britain, and today those that remain are noticeable because they are incredibly straight, clearly anything in is trajectory was flattened and added to the layered mix which makes up a Roman road. Watling Street was a road that predates the Romans, prior to their invasion it stretched from Dover to London, but they extended it as far as Wales. Fosse Way is another example that linked Exeter to Lincoln.
The reverse of the sign clearly states: This sign has been donated to the States of Jersey by the Anonymous Arts Group. If it is removed by anyone other than the States of Jersey, and found to be for sale or sold the vendor will be prosecuted by the Anonymous Arts Group for theft or recieving stolen goods.......
Roads are also named after famous people, battles or landmarks, colours, objects etc. etc. As time moves on some roads are renamed due to changes such as cultural groups dominating the area and this change helps weave that group of people into the tapestry that surrounds them.
On the truely beautiful island of Jersey* there is a road called Le Route de l' Aleval ( A word I cannot find in the Jersaise French dictionary), it is however better known as 'The German Road' as evidence of WW2 German Tunnel activity remains, apparently it was a much smaller road or track before the war, but the contents of the tunnels dotted along the valley were nused to make the road wider and also taller as it is now higher than the valley floor. It descends from the parish of St Lawrence into the St Peters Valley, and its length is 1.15 kilometers and is mostly surrounded by woodland. There are few buildings mostly at the top and one at the bottom of the road, Since the Germans left a new occupant has claimed the valley.....
The route is now populated by a varied mix of poultry who appear to be fully free from the shackles of thousands of years of domestication. They walk tall, strut well and I am sure if they are allowed to continue with this new found liberation they will in several thousand years be sure to invoke their dormant dinosaur genes and evolve into a bigger stronger species than their enslaved relations.
Their presence reminds me of the run-away slaves called Maroons who escaped slavery to live independently in wild areas of the terrain that surrounded them, in some cases, with such success that their descendants were born free and in some cases made treaties with the British, Spanish etc. thus securing their land and freedom to the present day. In the early 1980's I met Wizzie, a Maroon descendant from the Cockpit area of Jamaica, he informed me he was second in command of his area after the Colonel. Wizzy had come from to London to try to claim back a large stone bowl the British Museum now had in its possession which had been taken by the British when fighting the Jamaican Maroons (the British lost and have been paying an annual financial sum every year). Wizzie believed that this large stone vessel had magical powers ( increased to quantity of food placed inside it and had healing powers) and it like the Elgin Marbles should not be residing in London.
This artwork made from recycled materials has been given to The States of Jersey. We hope they will consider renaming this road to either Le Route des Poulets Liberes or La Vallee des Poulets Liberes in honor of its new occupants. Especially as the original name is no longer used.
LA VALLEE DES POULETS LIBERES Limited edition of 4 signs made using 95% recycled materials
1st Rendition given to States of Jersey
2nd Rendition ....................................................£750
3rd rendition .....................................................£1500
4th rendition...................................................... £3000
* with exception to lax planning consent for mianland suburban architecture since 1930 and modern style properties being allowed to be built with no stipulation of dense woodland being planted between building and public view.
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ON THE MASS KILLING OF ANIMALS:
It is likely that Jesus was a Vegetarian, it is known that Jesus's cousin, John the Baptist, was an Essene.
Essenes were a popular communal sect who were forbidden to sacrifice animals, they also would not eat meat, it is believed they ate un-leven bread (without yeast) as they recognised that yeast was a living entity. Both of these acts were considered unlawful.
However the New Testamount states that John ate locust* which if he was an Essene he could only do it the locust were killed by natural causes eg. died of stavation having eaten all that surrounds them. Others declare that Locusts are the Carob husk of the bean, which would certainly have been an approved food in the Essene doctrine.
Paul also refers to followers of Jesus abstaining from alcohol and meat.
Later when the Chritian Chuch (Ebonites) is established, it is known that the first appointed bishop is Jesus' brother James.... who is also recorded as being a vegetarian.
This is a small circle of vegetarians, the possibility of Jesus being vegetarian is looking very likely. Especially as in surviving texts, all of Jesus's other followers are not listed as being meat-eaters ie "Mary of Madelene could easliy eat 3 donner kebabs more than any of Jesus's deciples......" or "Mark was very dissapointed that there were no food sellers in Bethlehem selling minced lamb in a yeast risen bun........"
Also Jesus gets his diciples who are fishermen to pack in their job of killing fish for profit and follow him.
We also know that Jesus discusses sin/karma with his followes this is shown in detail in The Pool of Bethseda..
The Healing at the Pool 5 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals.2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda[a] and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.  [b]5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” 7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” 8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, 10 and so the Jewish leaderssaid to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.” 11 But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ” 12 So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?” 13 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there. 14 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” 15 The man went away and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well. Footnotes: a John 5:2 Some manuscripts Bethzatha; other manuscripts Bethsaida b John 5:4 Some manuscripts include here, wholly or in part, paralyzed—and they waited for the moving of the waters. 4 From time to time an angel of the Lord would come down and stir up the waters. The first one into the pool after each such disturbance would be cured of whatever disease they had. .
John 5: 1-15
What is interesting here is that if the man was 38 years old, then he was probably born crippled, which implies that he had generated his ailment in a past life and was now living a diminshed life because of it. Glenn Hoddle famously championed this philosopy and was clobbered by society while the Church stayed silent to what is recorded in the Gospels.
*The most commonly held view of John’s diet, based on text in Mark,is that he ate locusts, a migratory form of grasshopper of the family Acrididae, still commonly consumed by desert peoples in Arabia. Others have suggested
the word translated “locusts” refers to the beans of the carob tree, commonly called “St. John’s bread.” However, the
Greek word translated “locusts,” (akris/ακρις) seems to clearly refer to a species of grasshopper. The problem is such eating of “flesh,” even if that of an insect, seems to contradict the sources that emphasize his ascetic vegetarian ideal.
Paul, for example, refers to members of the Jesus movement who abstain from eating meat and drinking wine (Roman
14:1-4). We also have traditions that James, the brother of Jesus, practiced a strictly vegetarian lifestyle, which was also common among the Jewish Christian community that became known as the “Ebionites,”
possible solution to this confusion about John’s desert diet is found in the fragments we have of the lost “Gospel of the
Ebionites,” as quoted by the 4th-century Christian writer Epiphanius (Panarion 30.13.4-5), who hated the group but
fortunately, nonetheless, can’t resist quoting them–thus preserving some precious material. The Greek word for locusts
(akris/?κρ?δες) is very similar to the Greek word for “honey cake” (enkris/?γκρ?ς) that is used for the “manna” that the Israelites ate in the desert in the days of Moses. According to this ancient text was not locusts but these cakes cooked in olive oil. If this is the case then John would have eaten a cake of some type, made from a desert plant, similar to the “manna” that the ancient Israelites ate in the desert in the days of Moses. This “bread from heaven” is described as “like coriander seed, white, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey” (Exodus 16:31; Numbers 11:8). This kind of “pancake” baked in oil, and sweetened with honey, would then reflect and emulate the ideal holiness of the desert wanderings of Israel when the people had to look to God alone for “daily bread.”