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, March 1, 2015

The Perils of Globalization

Sehnsucht nach Stille - Longing for Silence 38,5 x 48,5 cm pastel by Karin Goeppert







THE PERILS OF GLOBALIZATION

I’ve read in the Wall Street Journal 
recently that ever increasing chunks of me
are being outsourced to a number of
service providers situated somewhere
in the Nile Delta. A suburb of Calcutta. Even a
cave in a Pakistani tribal area inhabited by
white-clad religious enthusiasts (to put it mildly)
is equipped with components taken from yours truly.
I was wondering about the sudden weight loss. If anyone
knows where missing parts (departments, entire divisions)
can be located please contact me ASAP. You can
find me at the game arcade “dining” on sloppy Joes.
Just step inside and give a holler. If there’s
no answer to my name, however, have the
decency to leave at once, remembering
I never existed anyway, and that you, under the spell
of rapacious, inexplicable appetite, will soon be
slumped in a corner, near a row of exploding  
video games, eating a chili-dog, licking your fingers, knowing
that you’re soon going to need a shot of Fernet-Branca
or some baking powder in water, anything to ease that burning
overstuffed feeling. That burden of self. Happens every time.

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