Dec 19, 2011

Sink Beneath the Waves

The feeling of treading water in everyday life comes all to often. The feeling of being underwater, well isn't nice. Life can feel overwhelming at times, thankfully nothing ever stays the same.

'Sink Beneath the Waves' is from the Snakeskin Sketchbook series.

Dec 13, 2011

Merry Christmas - 2011

Merry Christmas to all friends, clients and casual visitors to This is my christmas card that I am sending to clients, friends and family this year. it features Santa Claus as a happy man revelling in his time spent underneath the mistletoe. Internet surfers around the world may be familiar with Christmas and Santa Claus but maybe not so much mistletoe. 
Mistletoe is commonly used as a Christmas decoration, and according to custom, the mistletoe must not touch the ground between its cutting and its removal as the last of Christmas greens at the winter equinox; it may remain hanging through the year, often to preserve the house from lightning or fire, until it was replaced the following Christmas Eve. In cultures across pre-Christian Europe, mistletoe was seen as a representation of divine male essence. Whoohoo!
It was described in 1820 by American author Washington Irving in his "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon": "The mistletoe is still hung up in farm-houses and kitchens at Christmas, and the young men have the privilege of kissing the girls under it, plucking each time a berry from the bush. When the berries are all plucked the privilege ceases."
I think these days it would be prudent to ask first.
Joyeux Noël 
Ken Rinkel

Dec 12, 2011

Separation - Train Ride of Scattered Thoughts

Newly separated from his partner, Dylan rides the train and ponders the situation.
This is an artwork mainly about the mindscape of an individual at a certain point in time.
'The Train Ride of Scattered Thoughts' is from the Snakeskin Sketchbook series.

Dec 9, 2011

A Shadow of My Former Self - Stars & Stripes

From the Snakeskin Sketchbook series a metaphorical comment on the current economic state of the USA and returning veterans of conflict zones.
Print available at my shop at Artflakes who are now newly printing in America so there are now reduced shipping prices.

Dec 5, 2011

Broom Brigade

The twins of the broom brigade share the work, share the effort and share the rewards of hard work, a clear place to breathe. 'Broom Brigade' is from the Snakeskin Sketchbook series.