Monday, September 29, 2008

More cops on the bridge pictures

This time they were on the Williamsburg bridge. I think their ploy for the evening was to try to get the bikers to topple from seizures caused by their light assault weapons. Otherwise they were very nice.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Digging Machines

My mother's son's brother's daughter's brother is a sandfort building phenomenon. I mostly drink beach sodas and watch the magic happen.
--link that boat fort video again, I love it.

Monday, September 22, 2008

two hands & Stamford

The bird whisperer
tonight (slipping on a nut)
and Stamford Skatepark (courtesy of Concrete Disciples)

Stamford skatepark roll around from Kai Vierstra on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Tom Moody wrote about me yesterday-

"The slow cracking of the wood in the video is aesthetically satisfying, like the popping of bubble wrap, but ominous. I like the piece's encapsulation of horrific forces into almost-pure form. The shape seems to have been determined entirely by factors other than the artist's design: an imagined civic architect's ideal plans twisted and rended by catastrophe "in the field." It's straight-up entropy--once broken the structural integrity is gone. Compare Steve Parrino's bashed-in monochromes and Jason Middlebrook's post-apocalyptic Bilbao. Or Gehry if all the "implied torque" in his buildings actually tore them apart."

It was his "implied torque" bit that really had me smiling. It brought back memories of a brief critique I had with Amie McNeel where she referred to a particularly floppy (but tough looking) element within one of my sculptures as having an "implied tension". She wanted to not only see it, she wanted to feel it when she touched the thing, which she would invariably do. It meant a lot to me back then, and so much more now. The difference between something that was implied and something that could demonstrate and be it's implication has become central to how I think about and make art.

Anyways, it was really nice of Mr. Moody to take the time to find my work and give it some thought, so in liu of a comment over on his blog (which is impossible as comments are disabled), I would like to say thanks. Thanks

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

Derick Melander

The nicest guy anywhere, Derick Melander, and his opening that was the night before my birthday this spring- May 3rd, at the Repetti Gallery. It was called "The One and the Many" and included another friend and good person, Penelope Umbrico. It was awesome but I didn't put up any pictures because I was so self-absorbed with my whole birthday thing. Anyways, I've been emailing Derick the photos I took and I thought I would share one with you now.

it was taken right before his last piece of clothing went up on the wall.
that's his shoe sculpture on the ground, check out
his site for the crazy wall
of clothes at the

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Lightning Field

Totally stormy in the studio lately. I'm pretty excited about drawing.