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, August 4, 2013

When magic was still in the air...

Auferstehung - Resurrection 27,5 x 23 cm

nach/after Piero della Francesco


History isn’t the music coming through our window—
Led Zep working out some Hobbit-derived obsession  
antiquarian in its own quirky way—and history  
isn’t the lilac-hued romance that Karin, warm as a muffin
beneath her feather-stuffed covers, is reading right now,
a story fraught with murder and pestilence and courtly intrigues
and troubadours singing rapturously of love and such matters
(that many of these wandering poets were gay didn’t
stop them from knowing what the girls might want to hear)
and it may not even be those gorgeous frescoes by Ghirlandaio
climbing the interior walls of a white-faced gothic church close to     
the train station in Florence, which are as close as we can ever
get to boarding a time-machine and actually visiting
the Quattrocentro, if minus the putrid odors
and public hangings—it is the art that survives, is all that’s left
of rumors of rumors and various vague confabulations
neatly reduced to the scholarly gossip of specialists
hoisting cocktails at academic festivals—try to
remember that even if you remember not to forget history, you’re doomed
to repeat it in some weird way. And so what if it’s “bunk,”  
as Henry Ford stupidly put it? We seekers of the olden days—another Henry (James)
called us “passionate pilgrims”—seem to need its tattered raiment, its half-forgotten song. 

Ramble on - Led Zeppeling

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