Ken has produced the paintings, collages, and assemblages which have gained him recognition in Vancouver. The assemblages are made exclusively of materials which society has used, even abused, and discarded. Many of the materials were found in the laneways of Vancouver or the dumps of Vancouver Island. These often-humorous works are designed to draw attention to the mistakes, inadequacies, and imbalances of our society.
Ken: My art work is about taking objects that people have thrown away and turning them into (hopefully) interesting 3D paintings, assemblage sculptures, and installations. I particularly like broken antiques, scrap neon, rusty old auto parts and obsolete electronics. My medium is my message - reuse is the most important part of recycling - sort of zero waste consumption.