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, February 2, 2014


Frühlingsgefühle - Spring Fever 59 x 59 cm


Miss Barolo—name rich
in tannins and sweet astringencies—
taught us sex education. Mr. Bertolini,
English Department, semi-twirling one half
of his handlebar mustache, large areas
of his paisley shirt damp with sweat, admired her
across the ping-pong table    
in the faculty lounge. He almost always let her win.
And she knew it. And she refused to be moved by his chivalry.
Our head librarian, meantime, Mr.
I don’t remember exactly, virginal, pear-shaped,  
did a convincing imitation
of A.E. Houseman’s thousand yard stare. Some people
went without sex and nobody seemed to notice.
There were other diversions. Collecting back issues, say,
of Architectural Digest, re-reading “A Shropshire Lad,” building monolithic
chess pieces. They kept their hands to themselves. Even Miss Barolo,
as ripe and ready to taste as any woman Mr. Bertolini had ever known,
a legend in sandals, in form-loving sun dresses, kept her distance. 

Diana Krall - Temptation

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