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.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Strange people

Blood Reign 50 x 23 cm


A tallish girl hair lifting as she spreads olive oil
on a mosquito bite in this hurricane of light
the branches of an oleander bush in front of some bungalows
hung with bikini bottoms—no sign of tops anywhere—
one of the actual bottoms they barely conceal  
under the shower inside and the girl of course she’s  
singing and the thin-voiced cicada is singing right back.

The Big Baby Blue, a vast yacht mounted by a helicopter,
is tied up in the harbor, a woman moving around on deck  
and decked-out in a turquoise bathrobe is
playing the role of prophetic concubine. Drastically
hung-over will she hang herself after making a 
vatic statement? Or maybe she’ll reveal her new
boob-job and we, sipping our coffee, might even have
the courtesy to say, “fascinating, darling,” and softly applaud.

Life is good, it even permits one to walk around in a bathrobe
before people like us, jaded, postmodern tourists, who watch her    
the way intellectuals schlep through a suburban shopping mall    
when they should be reading Proust or Hegel, or at least Hemingway—
pretty much, in other words, with zero degree of commitment —
building word bridges to Erehwon and actually being paid to do so. 

Led Zeppelin - The Rover 


  1. I'm actually reading Proust at the moment; at a leisurely pace, interspersed with lighter fare - Jo Nesbo, or George Martin!

  2. I read Proust many years ago and remember how he was an acquired taste. However, I think that his writings had the greatest impact on me of any other writer. Ken


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