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 3, 2014

Hoping for Rain

Ich mag den Regen - I like the Rain 42 x 56 cm mixed media painting by Karin Goeppert


Couldn’t care less about the Duke of Aragon’s
barbed scepter. But you do like the crumbling   
bits of old barns, or the stone cold cellar of an abbey,   
moldy bottles of a local vintage stored there  
for decades, undrinkable, the grapes in these parts   
turning sour well before middle-age sets in. At the agri-  
cultural festival there’s talk of manure and goose liver,
the famous scene in “Madame Bovary”
in which Madame B. is romanced 
by Rudolfo while outside a politician    
gives a speech that, with Bach-like precision,  
mirrors a lover’s empty words. I’m getting tired, maybe 
we should lie down for a while. Lunch was heavy
going and the wine strong. Children are running
races through the barley and rye. Say what you like,
some day they too will have to rest. People say
that a Greco or a Goya is stashed away in a back chamber
of the ducal palace, but no one has the energy to look for it. 

Julia Fischer plays various Bach pieces

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