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, May 31, 2015

Watch Out



 
Vorbereitung auf den Angriff- Preparing for Attack 50 x 70 cm acryl/ink on canvas



SPRING CHICKEN
                                              What is more precise than precision? Illusion.
                                                                                       Marianne Moore

The way hesitation gets
worked into the ageing process,
as if all the wheels and levers of decision

were rusted up. Yes, it does suck, said
the little man with big cigar and handful  
of firecrackers—it being the Fourth and all—a little more  

certainty might help. Just a touch. When you were young      
life was all hurry up and wait for that Big Break  
to come sauntering up the front steps, say something    

interesting, assorted head hunters dropping by     
with languid sexually enhanced females  
filling your hot tub and talking, like, real slow. Then you wake up

in a thin-skinned bungalow, at the back of
an old friend’s property, amid the weeds, and you’re 35, then 45, then
and your flip-flops are worn down uneven, and you limp for some reason.   

To fiddle for a while with Rimbaud’s definition of self: “I”  
is every role you have ever played plus that certain something
unique: its due date, if you will, its shelf life. Okay, fair enough. Then what?

“Watch out,” slurs the lead singer just before
the guitar break: the gods are jealous of their privileges:
at the end of the nightshift don’t expect any overtime.




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