In this blog we will share with you our vision of beauty, balance, harmony.

As Mark Leach writes in his book Raw Colour with Pastels: “Sound is all around us, and it is musicians who refine that sound into something of beauty. As a painter, I have always felt that my purpose is to craft colour in a similar way, to see through the confusion and seek harmony and beauty.”

And we add: Words, fragments of sentences, spoken noise is all around us, and Ken arranges words in such a way as to capture beauty in the accidental, the ambient soundtrack of life.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

It's very, very cold in Germany

Humid Day - They only talk about the weather 40 x 30 cm


Heat in any urban setting tends to remind
me of the day a trio of total strangers 
wanted me dead, or said they did—I was walking down
a Berkeley street, three women strutting
in my direction as if they’d just emerged
from the OK Corral, spoiling for a fight, one saying
to her pardners—twice,
in case I didn’t hear the first time—“Good
day to kill a man, don’t you think?”
I’ve never believed anything more in my life.

It’s not only the heat. There’s a suggestion
of indecent exposure in the air. On the doorstep
of a neighborhood youth hostel
lush cabbage roses, sated with
light, nod off like junkies.
Things that didn’t have
an odor before
have one now, multiplied x
number of times, some even taking on
elements of dreamlife. Reminds me of

a dream I once had— I’m standing in a corner
of a dance studio (New York City
I think or Chicago) my nose
twitchy with the perfume and sweat rising
from a young dancer’s skin as she stretches
into an arabesque, holds it, an arrow of desire,
her whole body vibrating slowly. The choreographer
admonishes her to stop moving. “I can’t,” she says
through clenched teeth, “it’s so fucking hot, I’m
so hot, “—then I woke up to
a voice on the BBC World Service saying,
“…after which the organism grew and multiplied.”

The Loving Spoonful - Summer in the City


  1. I love the hot summer thing at this time of year. Three complementary yet individual items put together well. This blog is such an inspiring entity! Ruthie


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