KEN CRO-KEN
                             
         

HOMEPAGE KEN CRO-KEN

 
K E N    C R O - K E N
E  C O S Y S T E M       A R T I S T

  
THE CONDUCT OF PAINT, ACTUALIZING EARTH, PAINT, SELF.
forth coming book by KC-K 
(inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson's collected writings: THE CONDUCT OF LIFE)


Nature is the fixed point whereby we may measure our departure.  -  Emerson


My focus is with the intangible forces that shape and mold all things on this planet and elsewhere
and to further develop a relationship with my less than silent partner; Nature.
I choose to focus more on the "actual" and apply realism and abstraction
based on the notion that all we create are earthworks.


The concept of earthwork art summons images of soil, wood, water, rock formations and other tangible materials.  ­The greater focus within m­y art experience is nature's process and the invisible forces at work on our planet.  Nature is my collaborator and as such, makes its every influence known.  I am an ecosystem artist developing each 2D and 3D painting in seasonal conditions of high heat and extreme cold, at various levels of humidity, to experience the power of natural elements in response to the materials I lay upon the canvas and elsewhere.  Rather than fear Nature, i accept the actual and proceed with amazement!  Like a chef who learns when the best time is to take something out of the oven, I have learned over many decades, when to take a painting out of Nature and let it transform at the speed of conventional art. 



"Blue Shift" mixed media paints on canvas, 36" x 48"                                                                                                      1995 - 2016

If you look closely at the photo of the paintings above you will see circular mini paintings on the canvas above.  These rondos serve as microscopes that take a closer look at the surrounding painting.  Conversely, due to self-similarity, (things look the same on small and grand scale; such as, the leaf of a plant and it's similarities to the Mississippi Delta), the mini paintings can also serve as telescopes revealing places at a greater distance; even light years away!  This painting and ten other artworks were on display at Hayden Planetarium and included in a book from this celebrated  symposium in July of 2013.



Featured in "Inspiration of Astronomical PhenomenaViii, City of Lights"; (Published 2015.)
(Click on Hayden icon below for more details.)





     
       "Long Island and Connecticut", 30" x 40"                                                                                                                                                                     1995



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KC-K


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                 PAINTING GALLERY            
             



 
               HAYDEN PLANETARIUM EXHIBIT & BOOK          




                        INTRODUCTION                     



       TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCES    

 


 

KC-K book:  THE CONDUCT OF PAINT 





    KC-K VIDEOS    
                                                                                                           

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          KC-K EXHIBITS & LECTURE HISTORY 



             
     
   LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS 





                 2 & 3 D OUTDOOR EXPERIMENTS                 



 
                                                              
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