Is there a word for
the naked notion of technique? The artist borrows the word "bricolage"-
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
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.
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