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, December 22, 2013

Fröhliche Weihnachten - Merry Christmas

Frohe Weihnachten - Merry Christmas

We want to thank you for your interest and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a creative and healthy New Year.

Wir danken für Euer Interesse und wünschen Euch ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und ein kreatives und gesundes Neues Jahr.


You want heat? I’ll give you Phoenix
the year JFK was shot, a couple of ladies
sitting around the pool scorched
a leathery plum-tinged brown verging on puce
and it’s not even eleven in the morning
some local kid frying an egg on the burning
concrete at pool side, saying Hey look
at me and everyone yawning, oh like I’m really impressed, it
being an old trick usually reserved for relatives from Minnesota
or North Dakota pale soft creatures in bathing caps cowering
beneath the crushing weight of our solar existence
the lawns irrigated so you could splash people who
walked by on the side-walk then run away ankle-deep
in coolish water, that was the summer, 115 degrees every freaking day,
that mom farmed us out to a couple of bachelors who shared
the most cluttered apartment in the history of Western Civ.
and that my brother and I cleaned for fifty cents an hour.
Mom said they were CIA agents. They wandered around in a daze
drinking strong-smelling fruit juice early in the day, as I imagine  
Frank O’ Hara once did, joking bitterly with each other, promising
a dollar bonus if we didn’t break a single one of their sticky glasses. 

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