Thursday, July 31, 2008

Utah in July

Like last week or something. Stan, Matt, Jenny, & Tana Hillish

Monday, July 28, 2008

Lil' lightning field

We did everything wrong.

Personal Lightning Safety Tips

1. PLAN in advance your evacuation and safety
measures. When you first see lightning or hear
thunder, activate your emergency plan. Now is the time
to go to a building or a vehicle. Lightning often
precedes rain, so don't wait for the rain to begin
before suspending activities.

2. IF OUTDOORS...Avoid water. Avoid the high ground.
Avoid open spaces. Avoid all metal objects including
electric wires, fences, machinery, motors, power
tools, etc. Unsafe places include underneath canopies,
small picnic or rain shelters, or near trees. Where
possible, find shelter in a substantial building or in
a fully enclosed metal vehicle such as a car, truck or
a van with the windows completely shut. If lightning
is striking nearby when you are outside, you should:

A. Crouch down. Put feet together. Place hands over
ears to minimize hearing damage from thunder.

B. Avoid proximity (minimum of 15 ft.) to other

3. IF INDOORS... Avoid water. Stay away from doors and
windows. Do not use the telephone. Take off head sets.
Turn off, unplug, and stay away from appliances,
computers, power tools, & TV sets. Lightning may
strike exterior electric and phone lines, inducing
shocks to inside equipment.

4. SUSPEND ACTIVITIES for 30 minutes after the last
observed lightning or thunder.

5. INJURED PERSONS do not carry an electrical charge
and can be handled safely. Apply First Aid procedures
to a lightning victim if you are qualified to do so.
Call 911 or send for help immediately.


Teach this safety slogan:
"If you can see it, flee it; if you can hear it, clear it."

Friday, July 25, 2008

Lindsay Packer in Islip


Her show at The Carriage House at the Islip Art Museum closes on Sunday.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

fraid not

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Utah is how fun?

Real fun.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The New Museum

"After Nature" with breakfast

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

West Dessert

We're going to Utah to eat cake.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Blogspot isn't letting me dump photos so here's a video-

Sunday, July 13, 2008

on Friday

Darth Helmet (Fernando's on his bike heading west as I write this, I think)
check out the show at the Moti Hasson Gallery to see Mastrangelo's genius, alongside the genius of Rosemarie Padovano, Molly Larkey, & Aunrico Gatson

Some Chelsea David Herbert at Postmasters

Swoon in a hole

Brian had had enough

David Ellis at Roebling Hall from Kai Vierstra on Vimeo.

Freaking out on Anish Kapoor at the Barbara Gladstone Gallery from Kai Vierstra on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Footballers in BK

Checked the mail and watched some sports. The second court was just painted a couple weeks ago, they had this wonderful taping gun with the two parallel tapes for a perfectly spaced line, every time. It looks nice, but the painted asphalt seems a little harsh for the high contact games of football I see around here.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

NYpress (a while back Matt drew a picture of me for an article, surfing a crowd of people in times square, a nice one, thanks)

It's taken over an hour to post this picture that Matt Richtards drew for the New York Press. On the bottom right, you'll see that it's Jon Conner (artist and proprietor of Conner Studio LLC (Matt's boss)). Tomorrow we should have the internet again (I'm pretty excited about that, this post has been really slow going).

Friday, July 04, 2008

Firetrucks & Queens

PF1 at PS1
Jon - "this water has something dangerous in it", art?

Michael Portnoy's lucky stuff (there's some jealous mimis out there) at the Sculpture Center
Lester Van Winkle says the center is reserved for God. I guess the road to perfect balance is wide and curvy.

I'm going camping and will be blowing stuff up in the deep woods for this, a happy fourth of July.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008