Flash from the past

Here is a re-post of a response I wrote to a discussion following an article on Hyperallergic back in 2012. The topic was a highly controversial “performance” by Swedish artist Makode Linde which I and many others found deeply disturbing. My original response was more rambling (and included several snide remarks which I have removed…

Storm King Sculpture Park

Despite starting out on a bit of a rough note (courtesy of the Trailways’ counter staff at the Port Authority who clearly hasn’t grasped the purpose of e-tickets…), last Sunday reached near perfection as I spent the day walking around Storm King. Over 100 sculptures are deliberately placed in the landscape of this park which…

Bugs, anyone?

So, The Economist had a bright red truck parked at the corner of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue last Friday afternoon. A bunch of friendly people were handing out flyers and free ice cream with several great flavors to choose from. The only caveat was that each servingĀ  of ice cream came with a mandatory…

The Possibility Wave

It’s been a long time coming (1 year and 10 months to be exact) but I now finally have a fabricator on board for my Percent for Art commission! The sculpture–initially titled Sound-Wave-Sound but more recently renamed The Possibility Wave*–is going to be suspended from the ceiling in the 24 feet high lobby of PS335Q…

A Moment of Gratitude

Spent the long weekend with my close friend and her wonderful family in Connecticut. So grateful for their generous invitation. Few things beat a post-pool nap on the porch, surrounded by this lush, gorgeous garden…

Understanding

Strolling through Brooklyn Bridge Park last night, a friend and I happened upon Martin Creed’s big sign as the sun was setting over New Jersey. It’s installed right by the water in a newer section of the park and sits on a large pedestal with stair-like steps that offers a different view–both of the work…

Creativity

I find the urge to write a tender impulse. Impossible to force, bribe or fake, it needs to want to happen. Without interest in polite obligation, the itch to write — like most creative cravings — is more likely to pay a visit when extended an open invitation and plenty of room to play. Providing…

Spaces of Interaction

Our first collaborate screening-performance of Human Diaspora: an animation I created in response to David Bindman’s musical composition with the same title. (3 photos below) Here performed by David’s ensemble (from left to right: Jen Baker, Matan Rubinstein, David Bindman, Wes Brown and Royal Hartigan) before students and staff in the Visual & Performing Art…

Instead of taxes…

I had every intention of preparing my taxes today but somehow it never happened. Instead I potted 16 tiny succulents. All of them were propagated from the leaves of a very leggy plant a friend got me from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Hoping these little guys will get enough sunlight in my kitchen window. Also…