"Aquaintance with a great white turkey sums up a wonder l feel. The ugly beauty of this abused bird speaks to a dark light in me. This unlikely creature confirms how utterly strange life is. It is a strangeness which shocks, amuses and comforts. The white turkey of Cayoacan heals our alienation. Suddenly, we smile in recognition of a greater belonging. It is this amused earthy wholeness l would have us remember." -Ron Atkinson

I received a canada council grant in the nineties, a two month stay in Mexico City. These paintings were done in the late nineties and are from that trip. If you want to read a bit of my stay down there please click on the image below;





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verdad

fernando

sanctuary

rain

seamstress

3birds




_Ken's works _Early Work _Comments