Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"taking a picture"

notice, he doesn't encourage the kid to take a shot at the Calder

and, good at sports
Handplant on a jeep

Monday, March 24, 2008

Old sculpture video

Ark of the Concord Chorus at AS220 in Providence, 2002

Ark of the Concord Chorus from Kai Vierstra on Vimeo.

Channel 19
in the University of Utah Art & Architecture building's courtyard, 1999

Channel 19 from Kai Vierstra on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

spring skateboard lumber trip

I got a nice mahogany board to cut up. It was a little windy. The people at Lenoble lumber are really nice, I don't think they wood've let me leave if they'd known I was turning it into a sail.I made it back intact, with nachos.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Vierstra Days

This one's for the family, and those of you who really want to sit through a family snapshot slideshow set to soothing music. Produced in 1994ish by Louise Vierstra. That's me in the dryer.

Vierstra Days from Kai Vierstra on Vimeo.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

20 & 2 ago

or D-day with Dia & Danny (Vesper)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

FootCam 2007

From last year. I hadn't perfected my rubberband technique.

FootCam skateboarding down hills from Kai Vierstra on Vimeo.


FootCam video from last night. It's a dark hill but I roll through some better lit spots at times.

Skating a hill to the train station- footcam from Kai Vierstra on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 09, 2008


I made a small earthquake yesterday. My new method is far easier than the old and I'm really excited about its good looks. stay tuned.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Pretty Cailights

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


skateboarding too good

what to enjoy with breakfast

ginger beer

food pyramid

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Providence to Lynn and back, a journey with Jon Laustsen

Jon, get a website already.
UPDATE- Jon went it did it--

"taking root, finding shape, growing up, falling down, and potentially bending back up over time"

May 20th, 2007
Rhode Island


de/constructpeep-holes, not part of Jon's art, but an interesting feature of the gallery's architecture

Lynn Massachusetts-
August 4th, 2007
Place and Memory
Lynn Arts
shants shorts skorts

Providence, Rhode Island
February 19th, 2008
the reachers and the dwellers
AS220 project space
Meridith gets a sneak post view

quote from the Pheonix-
"At AS220 Project Space (93 Mathewson Street, Providence, through February 24), Jon Laustsen has a trio of sculptures that look like the framing for strange complexes, fortresses, or maybe condos, built at 1/8 scale, or dollhouse size. In Somewhere (On the Other Side of the End), the wood framing of a little two-story structure lays cockeyed on a pile of dirt. Next to it, a similar structure stands atop tall pilings and precariously bent braces. It seems like a model for some crazy vacation home, or a house built to survive high, high waters.
The Reachers and the Dwellers (1st Version), which fills one entire room, is a complex of mini-earth berms, concrete columns, and foundations (with tiny rebar poking out), and wood framing for buildings and catwalk corridors, some rising about six feet tall. In a corner of the room, a waxy red blob-thing lurks between a pair of twig trees. The architecture seems designed for some mysterious and perhaps ritual purpose, but what? And the mystery is deepened by a charred structure standing at the far end. Why was it torched? It stirs up feelings about real estate development, home, fortresses, and safety."

Meridith & I both had shows at AS220 back in 2002, they were really nice people to work with but the space they had wasn't so plush. Seeing these pictures with their white walls and smooth floorboards evokes twangs of jealousy from this side of Connecticut.