Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

War in Afghanistan (a letter to the President from the invisible)

As this year comes to a close one thing that troubles me is our increased investment in war.
Further, the lack of visible protest to it. I have not been to Washington recently, but am not hearing much in the way of opposition to President Barak Obama on this. While in extreme cases war seems necessary, a scaled up assault in this bloggers opinion is like taking a stick to a hornets nest on a hot summer day/ if hornets were into winter in this instance. Just because you have a big stick is not going to solve the problem. I thought we had figured that one out already. So Barak , sorry you have lost a lot of my respect on this one, I am totally bummed out. The portrait I made of you is off the wall and on the bench in consideration for red-eye increase. Friends of mine warned me that you were not that different from George Bush in the end. Please don't prove them right.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

2000 worms in Ikea

worm woman located north east corner of union square park they have amazing dirt and worms
1000 red worms
I made 2 worm beds out of the New York Times writing by the likes of Roberta Smith and other notables will make food for my new pets. 2 drawers contain 1000 worms each. Last night I forgot to leave a light on, perhaps because they were lost 80 died on the floor of my studio.
The horror of drying up lost in the dark. The plan is to make dirt out of garbage for the trees growing quickly now.
left: red and ? oak right: Pin oak
These seeds needed to be wintered before they sprout although a few seem to be premature.
The plan is to find discarded furniture on the street to serve as planters for these trees.
I am going to need a lot of dirt hence the worms. It is much easier to find furniture then worms in NYC. Merry x-mas:)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Truths are Myth

"All truths are myth(s)
All myths are false"

This is part of a poem that was a mantra for me growing up. The s I added.
Last night it occurred to me how confused my father was. Interesting that it made sense to me all these years. The idea of all of anything being one way is usually not the case. He said this stuff with such authority, and through repetition it just sank in. I think he thought he was being deep, dark, and existential, but now it just seems dumb and sad.
I cast the stone in cement this summer putting my mom's ashes with him, breaking his stone that was made in 95', and added it to the pile of stones and debris.

Monday, December 21, 2009


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NYC residents can purchase a worm bin, including 1 lb of red wiggler worms, for $55 through the Manhattan Compost Project at the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

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Momoyo Torimisu

"Momoyo" acrylic on paper 18x15" 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009


From: Tom Moody

Morandi (re)simplification - Jeff Baij

my version above



Originally this was a side to side diptych and it looks better that way; apologies for stacking but there are reasons - let's call it a remix. The joke here is the stylization of the already stylized: art about art, yes, but somehow Morandi's fair game--it's almost a system about a system. Baij's virtual version "proves" how much the color of Morandi adds to its sensuality: there's a tendency to think it's all in the stroke (the Met's Morandi show a while back was a stunner). But at the same time he's reduced the master to a web designer's palette of elegance, highlighting the artificiality of "web colors."

It's from Baij's archive (scroll down) - see also the exploded Dalek model from the Google 3D warehouse. Much more interesting than attempts to sculpt the more cut-and-dried modern sculptures in the Warehouse. This is virtual sculpture: a hack or jape of an emerging popular form.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Chestnut taproot

(click on image for detail)
Bought Parkslope Food Coop nov.23 in dirt - dec. 11. Got 10 of these growing. The rest enjoyed for thanksgiving. The Coop's website states these chestnuts are from Italy. Not in their 50 mile PC trucking radius. It is questionable how they will weather the winter here in my studio in Williamsburg, perhaps with global warming they will make it.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009


"untitled" acrylic, hollow core door, plywood, dirt, chestnut, 40x26x31"(dimensions will change as tree grows)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Door: John Giglio Wall repair: yours -no wood in the corner


"untitled" acrylic, sheetrock, aluminum, and dolly 8' 6"x4'x 18" 2001

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