Poetry and artwork - Henry Denander

Mailart experiment No. 1

Success | Jul 28, 2021 | Comments: 2

A couple of years ago I wrote K. Kong at his address at the Empire State Building in New York. I never had a reply or a Return To Sender, maybe there was actually someone else with the last name Kong at that address. Maybe Elizabeth Kong wondered about the asemic letter that was inside. 

Now I had this returned to me. I think this is a success! Of course I would have loved the old style rubber stamp "Return to Sender" but this is good. King Kong doesn't live there any more!

Miles Davis at Tanglewood

Stampsheet | Jul 15, 2021 | Comments: 1

I made a stampsheet from my water color painting of Miles Davis at Tanglewood. A great concert from August 1970. I changed the color of some of his garments. They say he was a good dresser..? Haha.

Nicole on the Terrace, 2010

Jul 9, 2021

More than ten years ago my friend on Hydra, the American painter, invited me to come and paint in his studio. His neighbor Nicole was modelling for us out on the terrace and we had a nice view of Hydra. We started on two large canvases. I was scared like hell, I was hardly used to acrylic paint and the canvas was huge. But it was fun!

The Circus Of The Sun

Robert Lax | May 27, 2021 | Comments: 1

A new fine book from Water Row Press: Robert Lax "The Circus of the Sun", with my illustrations. The book was originally published in 1959.

Click here to see all info about this new edition. It's a perfect bound book made in 150 copies. Size 9x12" (23x30cm). 

Philip Glass' new opera "Circus Days and Nights" is based on Robert Lax's poems.  

Book is available from Water Row

Click on photos to enlarge.

Something completely different

You think I'm lazy..? | Dec 9, 2020 | Comments: 1

Here in the Indoorsman Studio I've made forty small watercolors for Redfox Press and their Assembling Box project. Twenty-five artists submit original work for this anthology, a box full of A5-sized paintings, stampsheets, collages and other bits and pieces.

My contribution is a one-line ink drawing with watercolors, rubberstamp and collage. Made on a page from an old Greek book.  I used to do one-line scrabbles like this when I was child...   

Here's a preview - more to come. 

Greek Island Life

For Perikles Vyzantios | Nov 2, 2020

This is more or less inspired by a painting by Perikles Vyzantios, who was the head of the art school on Hydra for many years. The motif is old but it looks more or less the same these days, those carts are still used to carry freight from the cargo boat. Maybe the cats have changed?

I named this painting "Perikles and Mr. Blue in the port"
Watercolor, pen, ink.
Size 38 x 29cm (15 x 11.5").

Henry Miller Blue

Oct 20, 2020 | Comments: 1

I have always loved Henry Miller's paintings, especially his watercolors. I tried to catch some of his blue here.

Watercolor, pen.
Size 33 x 24 cm (13 x 9.5"). Available.

Pharoah Sanders, 80

Mailart | Oct 13, 2020 | Comments: 3

Happy Birthday to the great Pharoah Sanders, 80 years old today!

I made this mailart stampsheet as a small tribute. 

Hydra Town, 2011

Oct 7, 2020 | Comments: 1

A view of Hydra town with the typical church. Where's the cat?

Watercolor, ink, pen.
Size 29 x 37cm (11.5 x 14.5").