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.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sultry Things

Schwüler Nachmittag - Sultry Afternoon 39 x 39 cm


The woman who runs the bar in this
Spanish village—a formidable
physical presence leaning into
her Formica counter—just might
have the evil eye. Or is that
a Sicilian novelty? Never mind.  
One look from her could silence the devil’s laughter,
could curdle the milk of human kindness
in a dairy run for the poor by very nice nuns.
I feel that I should immediately shield my
crotch or maybe scarf down a toe of garlic
quickly as possible or cross myself 
frantically while muttering   
imprecations as ancient as the vines,
as the olive trees in these hills are ancient. Instead,
as Voltaire and Diderot or Jefferson might have done,
I settle for a chilled out beer and some salted peanuts.

 John Lee Hooker - Annie Mae

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