Ken Flett

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 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.

Needle & Thread

Little Guys

When Crows Go Home (stop motion)

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the weight in my bones

the love and patience of death

limb of desire

bear river






born of the wind



winter prince albert

Ne Me Quitte Pas

Belonging and Longing

Ken Flett : Armour

  About Ken Flett

Ken Flett
Bear River, Nova Scotia

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