Monday, September 15, 2014

"a Present for a Future from a Past"_screen sonnet & written poem


                                          a Present for a Future from a Past

                                          here it comes, this most formidable
                                          and unforgivable present.
                                          a swift and timely gift
                                          that fading clock which ticks
                                          forged in a past
                                          this unknown future cast

                                          for its time that arrives ahead
                                          and time which lies with us in bed
                                          still its time that is the thief
                                          still its time that steals grief
                                          still its time that lessons the might
                                          still its time that brings the night
                                          still its time that cannot be caught
                                          and time which can't be bought
                                          still its time that teaches
                                          and time that leeches
                                          still its time that binds us
                                          still its time that finds us
                                          still its time which cannot hide
                                          still its time that remains by our side
                                          still its time that is space
                                          and time which we face

                                          still its time that keeps our breathe
                                          and time which seals our death
                                          still its time
                                          and time again
                                          still its time
                                          and time my friend

"a Present for a Future from a Past"

A series of works integrating various forms and media emulating life, defined as "anything with the condition for living and death". Performance and sculptural works are involved in these five to ten year process in which the works will oscillate between the two states of life. Alive through audience participation in the burial of the sculptures, poetry, video and continual evolution within the earth. In memory the works come and go as time advances towards its prescribed unearthing or death.  

Owners of the works are equipped with keys to  the works, written GPS coordinates (ie 25.3450° S, 131.0361° E) as well as a date informing them when, if they choose, they can excavate their work. Below are images of the sculptural works and their burial, which occurred during exhibiting on August 24th 2014. The above post includes other forms these works have taken, a screen sonnet and a poem entitled  "a Present for a Future from a Past".

"a Present for a Future from a Past_2024"

 steel, tin, paint, copper, paper, calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate


"a Present for a Future from a Past_2024"
glass, paper, tin, steel, copper, poly-thread

East End Summer Residence

"big red"
steel, copper, wood, chemical abrasions


"99 pages of poems on the wall 99 pages of poems, take one down pass it around 
98 pages of poems on the wall"
*an interactive work which participants chose a poem from the wall to read the chair and later share.


steel, copper with embroidery and chemical abrasions
**commissioned gate for Zeller Estate 


"how is"
steel, copper, tin, found object


"text your"
steel, copper, wood  


 "tight domain"
steel, copper, tin

wood, paper, steel, copper, polyurethane thread, natural stain polyurethane


wood, steel, paint

Monday, August 18, 2014

S.O.S Summer 2014

SUNDAY OPEN STUDIO………With Ryan F Kennedy

I am opening the studio doors one last time before heading to Australia to continue work with international gallery Fehily Contemporary. An intimate invitation to view and interact with works alongside the artist, both the studio and garden will showcase new indoor and outdoor sculptures. Summer 2014 brought new woven metal works, video and time pieces all on exhibit with many for sale.

"Join me and uncover the process behind these and other works as questions are encouraged." RFK

Sunday, AUG 24TH



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Screen Sonnets


Screen Sonnet : A moving film of poetry typically composed of;
                                          video, sounds, sets, costumes, performers and text.


"Hey Young Buck Let Me Tell You Something"


"To Justify"

"To The Wonder"

"And Only We"

New Poems

to justify
is to rationalize
is to apologize

is unjustified
is to buy the lies
is to ask the whys
of unmindful tries
that realize & not actualize

why we, justify
to justify
to apologize & rationalize
to be unjustified

when we, buy the lie

and ask the whys
of unmindful tries unactualized
when we realize are we wise?

cause we, justify
to justify
the rationalized & apologized
lies we buy

and ask the whys of mindless tries
the realized & unactualized
whys we whys


and ask the question

are we wise?


whats inside

an equitable division
     of seeing split vision
amidst our pasts
     an unknown future casts.

here it comes, 
the most formidable &

      unforgivable, present

a swift & timely gift
of altering unity a shift.


waiting for the shift we harpooned the wind
exchanging vessels of blackish water for rancid butter

interminably & perhaps with deeper reason
this journey was to escape that which dominates
for the pace & ease of technology
        robs the world of diversity
        robs the person of intrinsic ability

reducing the search to sport
adventure to stunt

exploration is the personal quest
not to acquire specimens 
nor map the world
         such things are incidental 

as it is the way, that is worth the while
the moments along each mile

& to speak in any tongue of any travels 
         tarnishes their achievement

for finding peace in the hardship of the land
or uncovering the nothing on top of Everest you stand
non can be justified
nor materialized 

as experiences are not fixed
nor profitable

as they change
loose value
with every story. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Working Tidal -

Underwater Production Still (RFK, Ana Nieto and Ingrid Silva - *photo by Matthew Anderson)
This Summer has also brought serious production works in video, the largest of these is a collaborative work with artist Ingrid Silva. Still in the works this is a multi-sensory installation uses video, sound, tactile aspects, and scent to create the experience for the viewer...


"Engaging all senses this installation invites the audience to immerse themselves in the fluidity and trans-formative qualities of water. The luring scent of the sea welcomes viewers as they begin to experience the tactical low lying fog whilst a sea-scape of sound resonates around them.  Visual projections expressing duality, birth and submersion enhance the experience. This encompassing installation moves beyond the two dimensional carrying the audience on an emotional journey through the origins of life."

84.9 RFK'FM


Been a productive summer out in the Hamptons, NY this year, sculptures, video works and wall works all have brought new life to the studio.

Check out the Pics Below:

Steel, Copper & Brass for Weaving
RFK Hammering away!

Two New Wall Works (floor & wall)
New Works Showing Up Everywhere
Old Works Still Looking New

Sunday, April 27, 2014

To The Wonder....