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, January 29, 2017

Walk Unafraid

untitled mixed media on canvas board 60 x 50 cm


Someone advises: just stay calm—and this in the midst
of gross injustice or shitty divorce; or when stepped on
by sadistic cop or bad ass boss—stay calm?
Am I supposed to beg for mercy,
like an animal baring his throat? Are humans
known to be merciful? Are there
enough white flags in the Principal’s office?
Do they push back when slapped around
by a bully boy southeaster? Or hang limp as boiled pasta?
White means you’re outta here, you give up.
You want to live to run another day. You gild the lily liver yellow.
Sometimes you have to brandish a fist, crack a knuckle
on some asshole’s chin, pull the Bill of Rights out of your boot—
who can say when a reflective surface might catch your glimpse?

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