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, April 6, 2014

Dance Fetish

Fetish 30 x 40 cm - mixed media


In the midst of our multicultural festival
there’s an ageing overweight lady
dancing in the street alone, parade music floating
by on floats, and the homeless people  
are never without their bottle
of blue-label vodka and who always seem to be
shit-faced and hung-over at the same time.
Like having the flu everyday for the rest of your life.
I think that’s when I would stop. When I couldn’t
tell the difference between ecstasy and its punishment. 
I usually hate crowds, the teeming whatever, the pullulating
throng, but today I feel serene, almost scarily tolerant.
The dancing lady’s wearing a string of plastic flowers around her neck
and Karin’s photographing her and people smile but don’t shake
heads or mock or they simply ignore her, because the sun’s shining 
there are dozens of colors surging and everyone’s drinking
beer or Brazilian cocktails, getting high on whatever’s available
and judgment’s not an option; judgment, at this point, would kill. 

Opening Sequence Robert Altman's "The Company"
"Tensile Involvement"

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