Be Present with the Elements: Water, Wind, Earth & Fire
Ken is returning to his initial love of oil painting and hand crafted sculpture to redefine the art of living by paying attention to how we interact with and learn from an ever changing natural environment continually being shaped by water, air, earth and fire.
Many of his oil paintings are colorful adaptations of iPhone photographs Ken takes while walking: capturing fleeting patterns amidst the surroundings. His sculpture is a meditation on contrasts: solid and fluid; burned and raw, open and closed. It is made from hand-built clay that is stained and fired for long periods in sawdust and sticks to produce unpredictable results.
Ken earned a B.F.A in painting and sculpture from Syracuse University and worked in New York City for five years as a practicing artist before establishing his home in Little Rock in 1977. In the 1970s, he had one-man and group shows at Artists Space and Hansen galleries in NYC. His sculpture installations were included in “New York Artists 1976” at the University of Wisconsin Art Center, and his graphic work won the Forbes Magazine purchase prize at the National Arts Club in New York City. His drawing and sculpture were included in the New York Art Yearbook, Vol. 1, 2 and at the 1977 “10th Annual Drawing, Prints and Crafts” exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center. Ken’s sculpture was reviewed positively in Arts Magazine, The Village Voice, and Milwaukee Sunday Journal during the NYC years--1974-77.
This Art of Change™ celebrates mindful presence and wonder as inspiration for the unfolding of something new.
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