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 3, 2016

I put a spell on you

On the Road (Adventure Trip Series) 56 x 42 cm - mixed media


                                                                         “Gudrun lay wide awake,
                                                           destroyed into perfect consciousness.”
                                                                                  D.H. Lawrence, “Women in Love.”                      

It was her body that carried you off like an ambulance.
Left you feeling hollow and full at the same time,  
the heat of your nerves maxed out, melting down
the mind to its ultimate core—not like Gudrun,
but rebirthed in imperfect unconsciousness—a long look
deep into his eyes got it started. The body’s embellishments,
its choreography and subterranean fragrance
did the rest.
For the first time in your life you move through
the world as if a malign deity had her hands around your heart,
squeezing until the pressure’s intolerable,
necessary, a beautiful anfractuous annihilation. In 
such a moment you are not the subject of this poem, you  
are the poem. Sonata of raw need; thousand page 
suburban blockbuster; break-dance of the reckless heart.

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