"POETIC POSTER DECAY"

Monday, August 22, 2016

"THE TATS ARE OUT"

Summertime heat wave and the tats are out … 

I have always been a fan of artful expression and the many forms that it takes. One of the more significant changes in recent years is the obvious inclusion of tattoo art in the way we present. It is as varied as the sizable percentage of (mostly) young people who have adopted it into their lives. This is a very small and non-objective sampling from the many acres of ink that have spread out across the social landscape (OK, I admit to loving the oddball flavors).













all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, August 15, 2016

"TIME AND NATURE"

This collection of photos taken over the last several years, explores the realm of 
beautiful decay, the art that is created by a combination of time and nature. The
post was inspired, in part, by seeing the wonderful film portrait of Rosamond Purcell, “An Art that Nature Makes” by Molly Bernstein, and (small disclaimer), joined by “Season of Wonder” by Lisa Crafts, now showing at the Film Forum.












all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, August 8, 2016

"SURREAL VIGNETTES"

In my ongoing “hunting and gathering” rambles around the city, I am still amazed   by the sheer variety of surreal vignettes that present themselves with great regularity ...









all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, August 1, 2016

"A SUMMER DIP"

                                                    A summer dip in the vertical files...









all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, July 25, 2016

TIME TO TAKE A BREAK

               Time to take a break from heat waves and rabid Republicans… 


"Drift Bliss"

Monday, July 18, 2016

"PLEASE"

                               From Timmy in Cleveland...


Monday, July 11, 2016

PENTIMENTO- NYC

Pentimento,... the presence or emergence of earlier images, forms, or strokes          that have been changed and painted over.

I admit to a longstanding fascination with the curious and often beautiful      abstractions that occur with the layering of poster walls in NYC.

This wall in Chelsea has changed continuously for the past 8 years.










A collage was wheat pasted over pre-existing torn paper shards
on a back street wall in Soho.


all photos ©Ken Brown