Friends and Lovers © Ken Flett
Memory of Caressed Flesh © Ken Flett
Ken lives in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada, and specializes in mixed media.
Visit his website to see his work HERE.
And, his blog HERE to see some beautiful photographs and artwork
and to read stories about the people who inspires Ken's art,
as well as his own stories.
See example HERE.
Life is whittled
Life's a riddle
Man's a fiddle that life plays on
"A bricoleur is a kind of handyman who enjoys adroitly drawing upon all sorts of everyday things - just what lies at hand - to attend to those things that make the good life."
"Ken's bricolage starts with a photograph and builds upon it with instinctive subtlety. He affectionately chooses a photo of persons he cares about deeply. The developed enlargements are pieced together to form a whole, if fractured, image which is glued to canvas. This bare, broken first statement is richly enhanced by things which come to mind or lie at hand - a fragment of a letter, a photo from the past, a pressed flower, or by paintbrush, an echo of times past, a scent of endearment, a hint of hope, such stuff as dreams are made of. "Whatever it takes" says the artist, an intuitive bricoleur of the human mystery. And so, layer upon layer, just as our lives are made of the "impasto" of all that ever happens, the artist builds an icon of innocence which is beyond moral judgement or mortal denial. Ken Flett compels our engagement in the genial complicity of an inescapable communion." ~From his website with permission.
Artwork copyrighted by Ken Flett, and posted with consent.