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, November 8, 2015

Divine Intervention


Morning Walk, Uffing 50 x 70 cm acryl on canvas by Karin Goeppert




DIVINE INTERVENTION

If children laugh at you, and dogs bark at your hair,
don’t worry about it: they love you. Who wouldn’t?
And the world is not a shopping mall. It is a garden,
a garden within gardens. Prowling beneath the fronds
are beautiful animals, and we love them hard. And
there are moments. There are still some moments.
Someone I know, a poet of sorts, once told me
he went for a run on the island of Samos.  Up through the olive trees.
Fresh Aegean morning, just before the heat drops
its full weight on your head; the quiet unruffled sea giving off
a beaten golden sheen. Not even vaguely devout, he nevertheless
raises his hands and praises Zeus. Offers thanks for the literally
awesome light and its revelation of gnarled limbs, the writhing trunks
and a Swedish or Danish girl in shorts and t-shirt picking her way
down the path smiling at me as if after a night of love. And for
the goofy little gesture of lifting my palms to the sky I thank you as well.
Would be greedy to ask for more.  Not that that’s ever stopped me.




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