Poetry and artwork - Henry Denander

For Linda King

Jul 15, 2019 | Comments: 1

I made this collage based on the beautiful photo of Linda King. She is an American sculptor, artist and poet. I love her writing and I've read all her chapbooks and memoirs. She was the girlfriend of American writer Charles Bukowski for several years in the early 1970s, making her way into his life and writing.

I don't think we should believe exactly everything Bukowski wrote, but he said that Linda King had a large ego and a flair for self-dramatization - sounds more like Buk himself, eh?

Linda told me the photo was taken earlier, when she was married to her first husband and lived in Hollywood.

Anyway, Linda & Buk were a great combo.

CityScape 1981

Jul 6, 2019

I found this 38 year old watercolor sketch, could this be from Eskilstuna, my old home town? I don't think so.

Watercolor, pen and ink
Size 28 x 38cm (11 x 15").

Lester Leaps Out

Jun 20, 2019 | Comments: 1

In 1939, Count Basie's Kansas City Seven recorded "Leaster Leaps In", a tune credited to band member Lester Young.

Here's my take on Lester, a drawing titled "Lester Leaps Out". 

Abstract, 2002

Jun 13, 2019

I just found this painting, it's from 2002. And it's really abstract, you will not see any cats or a donkeys!

It's watercolor, ink and pen and the size is 24x33 cm (9,5x13")

Brain Cell No. 1047

Mailart | May 31, 2019 | Comments: 1

Here's the latest issue of mailart compilation "BRAIN CELL", from Japan.

Ryosuke Cohen has been doing these for 30 years. Mailart friends over the world send him their art, rubber stamp, artistamps, drawings etc and Ryosuke makes and sends out Brain Cell to all participants, every 10th day.

This time my contribution is a handcarved rubberstamp imprint. Try to spot it...

Hydra, Greece (take 31)

May 23, 2019 | Comments: 1

Bits and pieces from memory: we were waiting for Yannis to come and trim our lemon tree. Will he bring his small donkey? Climbing the high tree, he's 75 years old. 

Watercolor, ink, pen, collage.

Size 28 x 38cm (11 x 15").