Tag Archives: Chris Kenny

Paradise

Panarea paradise /ˈpær.ə.daɪs/ noun: The word “paradise” entered English from the French paradis, inherited from the Latin paradisus, from Greek parádeisos (παράδεισος), from an Old Iranian paridayda – “walled enclosure”. Paradise is the term for a place of timeless harmony; … Read more

Here & Now

Twig Circle Construction with found twigs I attempt to make intense, individual objects objects whose power is not dependent on where or when they are seen.

The Flowers That Did In Eden Bloom

In a series of painstakingly constructed works using found materials Chris Kenny examines and muses on the notion of Paradise: our attempt to define it, build it, reach it or perhaps remember it. Rows of little wooden houses built from … Read more

Arcadia

Artists’ attempts to envisage heaven on earth through painting landscapes is explored in works comprising rows of little houses built from discarded amateur pictures of idealized Nature, their facades incised with large letters to spell out mythical paradises such as … Read more

History

The Rowley Gallery has been the kind provider of much of the discarded wood needed for a series of little buildings I have made this year.