Monday, December 31, 2007

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Please leave comments about the new images. Remember it's all about process. All input is valid and appreciated. I much prefer candor and honesty. Peace.

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Friday, December 28, 2007

The Broadway Diner Incident

The Broadway Diner is this converted "Diner" on Broadway and South 5th-ish. It's by far my favorite place in Williamsburg. The owners used to work at Balthazar and they brought a very Soho adult vibe to a place that was in need of some "chic".
In my return to NYC I am facing the fact that most of the old gang either hates me or has moved on in their lives, so I am no longer able to count on the old round of loft parties and or glamorous fetes to keep me occupied. I have fallen into this rut of going to any NYC bar with a jukebox full of boomer soul, rock and artrock hits- to fill my nights out.
This has become an unwelcome drain on my bank acct, so I tried to contract with myself not to go out for a couple of days.
I went to Williamsburg.."just to look around." Lo and behold I wind up at Diner, talking trash to anyone who will listen, running up a tab and paying for TWO dinners even though I only ate ONE!! I had to send one back because it had shrimp, which I am allergic to, in it.
For pennance, I swore I would stay home and draw tonite and tomorrow. I will post most recent pieces Monday...along with New Year Resolutions.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Williamsburg by Kuspit

THE TROUBLE WITH YOUTH
by Donald Kuspit "All modern art begins to appear comprehensible. . . when it is interpreted as an attempt to instill youthfulness into an ancient world," José Ortega y Gasset wrote in The Dehumanization of Art, adding that "Europe is entering upon an era of youthfulness."(1)
This was written over three-quarters of a century ago. A century before that, in the "Squibs" section of his Intimate Journals, Baudelaire wrote that "nowadays. . . youth itself is a priesthood -- at least according to the young."(2) The cult of youth, even of childhood -- what might be called the regressive search for the original freshness of being, for the innocent spontaneity and playfulness of the child -- is a constant of the avant-garde outlook.
Kandinsky called the child "the greatest imaginer."(3) When, in A Philosophy of Toys, Baudelaire wrote "I have. . . retained a lasting affection and a reasoned admiration for that strange statuary art which, with its lustrous neatness, its blinding flashes of color, its violence in gesture and decision of contour, represents so well childhood’s ideas about beauty,"(4) and when, in the manuscript Diverses Choses, 1896-1897, Gauguin writes that "man has certain moments of playfulness, and infantile things, far from being injurious to. . . serious work, endow it with grace, gaiety and naiveté," and that, in search of an image of the horse, he "go[es] back very far, even farther than the horses of the Parthenon. . . . as far as the toys of my infancy, the good wooden hobby-horse,"(5) he and Baudelaire are saying the same thing.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

While Congress debates STEROIDS...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission voted on Tuesday to loosen media ownership restrictions in the 20 biggest U.S. cities, despite objections from consumer groups and a threat by some U.S. senators to revoke the action.
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The US and African American Culture

Broadly speaking the African is the only large ethnic group that did not arrive on the continent in the service of it's own free will and imagination. They arrived at the service of another group's imagination and plans. This is critical in explaining the entrenched and pervasive complexities of African American assimilation. Symbolically the negro represents the hypocrisy of Euro-American liberalism and Christianity. As such he/she is the touchstone for "hep-cat" re-authenticity. However with the triumph of the Civil Rights era and the pre-cedent struggles leading up to it, comes a crisis of consideration in the future of Africans in America. No longer defined by overt oppression, the internal deficiencies in adjustment must be faced and accepted. to be continued..

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Iraq

Saw "Three Kings" again. That movie should be required viewing for Americans. All of these "anonymous" deaths reported daily.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Attention Guests

If you are looking for more examples of my work, go to the May archives and look for the YouTube video of my studio. It's pretty much the first post under "DC Studio ca. 2005", it has the red face on it.

Friday, December 7, 2007

The New Museum of Contemporary Art






















Was a disappointment. The work that is. The building is ok. The work itself was Undergrad Thesis level sculpture about everday materials and trash being used as sculpture. They have nowhere to go but up. There also weren't any NAMES last nite. Guess everybody who's anybody is in Miami. That leaves nobodies , like me, in the Bowery. :)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Bowery

Headed down to The New Museum of Contemporary art tonite. New pics soon.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Coming Attractions this Month:

to do list:
1. Moses Drawings
2. The Metropolitan Consciousness
3. Dresden Ceramics
4. Portraits
5. The J Train

Restoration

CLEVERNESS, ABILITIES and INTELLIGENCE
This is accomplished by finding, handling and erasing the charge that precedes and causes an obsessive attraction to becoming involved with and playing games with tacit undermining saboteurs
By becoming or being involved with and playing games with tacit undermining saboteurs you are in a compulsive destructive misdirection game, deliberately used to avoid areas of charge or fear and to restrain your and others’ powers. These destructive solutions to avoid areas of charge or fear by restraining your power hold you back from fully attaining your highest levels of utilization of your powers to forward your dreams, goals and visions to attaining success, prosperity and happiness.
POWER
There are many levels of power, the most spiritual and natural contain the highest quality of PRESENCE – CREATIVITY - LOVE - TRUTH - HONOR – HARMONY - DECENCY - COMPASSION - KNOWLEDGE - RESPONSIBILITY – VALUE - CONTROL – and INTEGRITY.There is a magic formula for attaining and maintaining Success, Prosperity and Happiness.The magic formula is as follows: (“It” means the terms, words, symbols and scope of an area or subject.)If you can honestly duplicate, permeate and define it, you can holographically conceptualize it. If you can honestly duplicate, permeate and conceptualize it, you can spiritually holographically envision it and go into action.If you can honestly duplicate, permeate and spiritually holographically envision it, you can have it.The above cycle creates a HOLOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE POINT from which you can correctly enter life and the physical universe.The FIRST subject to restore to full ability is the concept of POWER with the highest quality of PRESENCE - LOVE - TRUTH - HONOR – HARMONY - DECENCY - COMPASSION - KNOWLEDGE - RESPONSIBILITY – VALUE - CONTROL – INTEGRITY.There is a reverse destructive formula that causes failure, poverty and unhappiness.If you cannot honestly duplicate or define it or you misduplicate or misdefine it, you cannot be it, do it, or have it.
HOW ARE YOU DOING IN LIFE?
Are you not being, doing or owning and having what you would love to be, do or own and have?Do you have areas of your life that are getting worse?Are there areas that never seem to resolve?Are you constantly having financial difficulties?Have you put off getting processed?Have you put off getting trained?Have you quit getting processed?Have you quit getting trained?Do you have so many problems you are entangled in, that you cannot do what you want to do?If your answer is “yes” to any of the above questions, you have been, or are being SABOTAGED!
IDENTIFYING THE SABOTEURS
I have long been amazed at the fact that so many people do not get themselves coached, processed and trained. Not only do they not avail themselves of coaching, processing and training, they vigorously attack those that do.It is very easy to be reasonable about this ­ it costs too much ­ it takes a lot of time ­ it interferes with what I am doing ­ they have not got their act together ­ it is run by kooks, weirdoes, etc., etc., these are all self sabotage precepts.This discovery made in 1986 opened the door to handling why life gets worse for some and gets better for others.I was doing an analysis of past students and clients as to who won and how big did they win. Did they continue to win?As I came to the end of the analysis, an amazingly simple piece of vital, workable data came to view. Those who continued to “win big” were associated with friends and partners who were coached, trained and processed. TOP CLASS COACHES, TEACHERS AND PROCESSORS ALWAYS GET DEFINED HOLOGRAPHICALLY THEIR TERMS AND WORDS THAT APPLY TO WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND GET THEIR CLIENTS TO DEFINE HOLOGRAPHICALLY THEIR TERMS AND WORDS.The hidden missing ingredient that was contributing to the “win bigs” was they were being continuously positively processed by their friends and partners.These fabulous friends and partners also demanded that all terms, words, symbols and the scope of the subject or area were defined to a level of full spiritual holographic envisionment.Those who were losing and their lives getting worse were being negatively processed by those untrained and unhatted people they were connected to.The covert use of the Technologies of Negative Processing is the basic secret weapon of the SABOTEUR, with the added sabotage of refusing or failing to define and take the charge off the terms, words, symbols and scope of the subject or area you are operating in.(The above discovery is possibly the most important piece of data ever discovered in the field of recovering Human Potential.)
THE VITAL BASIC DATUM OF OPERATING A CONSISTENTLY UPGRADING, ASCENDING, WINNING, POWERFUL AND HAPPY LIFE
1. Active present Positive Coaching, Processing and Training makes your life and all its areas BETTER.2. Active or past Negative Coaching, Processing and Training makes your life and all its areas WORSE.Any area you are not winning in, is an area you have been, or are being, negatively processed in. Areas such as your dreams, goals, abilities, truth, knowledge, love, creativity, power, abundance, relationships, education, finance, career, sales, marketing, leadership, art, expression, emoting, winning, success, prosperity, freedom, morale and happiness are all prime targets of negative coaches and processors.A major action to produce a winning life is to locate the negative coach, teacher or processor, indicate the who, find the exact negative process being run, deter and eliminate those actions and people who are negatively processing you and those around you, thus causing you and those around you to lose.Not being able to identify and handle Negative Processes or Negative Coaches, Teachers or Processors sets you up to become a major league loser in the Games of Life.Without the knowledge and technology of handling people, you cannot identify your saboteurs and their techniques. Processing and Training gives you the knowledge and technology of handling people.
TACIT SABOTAGE AND TACIT SABOTEURS
By tacit sabotage we mean “those in silent agreement and collusion to make you less, weaker, and to place and keep you under someone’s covert control or completely destroy you – by destroying your ability to duplicate and permeate.”Sabotage means “to secretly destroy, undermine, betray or commit treasonous acts against.”
AGREEMENTS ­ THE BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS OF REALITY
Agreement is the basic building block of creating reality. For anything to come into being in the physical universe it must be agreed upon.A tacit saboteur is part of a hidden gang of beings who are secretly working in agreement with each other to undermine you and create you into becoming a failure, a poor person, an unhappy person, or trapped in a bad condition.All of life’s conditions and realities are preceded by known or unknown creations and agreements. Success, prosperity, happiness, and good conditions and realities are created and agreed upon. Failure, poverty, unhappiness, and bad conditions and realities are created and agreed upon.One of the oldest axioms of life is: “Birds of a feather flock together” or “Those with the same agreements and realities, whether they are known or unknown, are obsessively magnetically attracted to each other.”If you are stuck in “bad conditions” you are also trapped in an unknown, obsessive, magnetic attraction with unknown, negatively coaching, negatively teaching or negatively processing beings.Do not under estimate the power of the tacit saboteurs. I have seen some wonderful beings’ lives destroyed by these seemingly innocuous negatively coaching, negatively teaching or negatively processing processors of life and people.
IT IS A TELEPATHIC UNIVERSE
The research I have performed over the last 48 years has uncovered specific evidence of telepathic powers inherent in each being.These telepathic powers are in many cases performed unknowingly but are, never the less, very effective and greatly influence the well being of their lives and those around them.I was researching the subjects of the creation of agreements and realities by attempting to find the answers to the following questions:How do we agree? What creates an agreement? How do two or more beings create agreement? If an agreement precedes a reality, what then precedes an agreement?The answer to these questions was startling. Agreement was the product of telepathically projected holographic images or mock-ups being fused together with another’s or others’ telepathically projected holographic images or mock-ups.Not only is this the formula for how reality is created, but it is how the physical universe came into being.
THE SEQUENCE OF PHASES TO THE CREATION OF LEVELS OF GAMES, ACTIONS, EXISTENCES, CONDITIONS AND REALITIES
There are NINE PHASES to produce the creation of levels of games, actions, existences, conditions and realities.PHASE ONE: ANOTHER BEING, A TEAM OR GROUP OF BEINGS, OR A GANG OF BEINGS AND YOU HAVING SOMETHING IN COMMON.PHASE TWO: EACH BEING, KNOWINGLY OR UNKNOWINGLY, CREATING FULL HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGES OR MOCK-UPS CONTAINING ALL PERCEPTIONS AND EMOTIONS OF AN OPTIMUM SCENARIO OF EACH OF YOUR FUTURE WANTS.PHASE THREE: EACH BEING TELEPATHICALLY PROJECTING THOSE HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGES OR MOCK-UPS TOWARD EACH OTHER.PHASE FOUR: THESE HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGES OR MOCK-UPS COLLIDING, STICKING, RESISTING OR FUSING TOGETHER TO FORM A MORE SOLID AND MASSY HOLOGRAPHIC SPIRITUAL AGREEMENT.PHASE FIVE: THE FUSED HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGES OR MOCK-UPS HELD IN PLACE TO ACCESS AND PROGRAM THE INDIVIDUAL’S AND GROUP’S MINDS.PHASE SIX: THE INDIVIDUAL’S OR GROUP’S MINDS ADDING MORE HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGES AND CREATING A HOLOGRAPHIC IDENTITY TO MAKE THE AGREEMENTS MORE SOLID AND MASSY.PHASE SEVEN: THE HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGES, MOCK-UPS AND IDENTITIES ARE TELEPATHICALLY PROJECTED BY YOU, YOUR GROUP AND YOUR AND YOUR GROUP’S MINDS INTO THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE ONTO AND INTO YOUR BODY TO BRING THE HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGES, MOCK-UPS AND IDENTITIES INTO AN OPERATING MANIFESTATION OF ACTUALITY IN THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE.PHASE EIGHT: YOU AND YOUR GROUP ACTING OUT AND MANIFESTING YOUR OR THEIR HOLOGRAPHIC CREATIONS, IMAGES, MOCK-UPS AND IDENTITIES IN THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE.PHASE NINE: YOU AND YOUR PARTNERS, TEAMS OR GROUPS, OR GANGS OPERATING AT THEIR LEVELS OF GAMES, ACTIONS, EXISTENCES, CONDITIONS AND REALITIES.As you can observe there are EIGHT PHASES that precede the present time reality of your and your group’s game and action level, levels of existences and conditions in the physical universe.The biggest problem with most of planet Earth’s technologies is they do not handle the EIGHT PHASES that precede your dramatized present time actions and levels of existences. That makes them negative processors.NEGATIVE COACHES, NEGATIVE TEACHERS OR NEGATIVE PROCESSORS TELEPATHICALLY PROJECT OPPOSING OR DESTRUCTIVE HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGES OR MOCK-UPS THAT COLLIDE OR DESTROY YOUR OPTIMUM HOLOGRAPHIC SCENARIO IMAGES OR MOCK-UPS THUS PREVENTING YOU FROM ATTAINING YOUR OPTIMUM HOLOGRAPHIC SCENARIOS IN THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE.This is easily observable by what you are manifesting in the physical universe. If it is failure, poverty, losses, pain or unhappiness, then you are being negatively processed. But you must be careful not to pick the wrong who or whos. Quite often the real target is hidden, yet is covertly attacking those close to you, making them appear as if they are the bad guys.
OPPRESSION FROM OUTSIDE FORCES
Outside forces are your parents, teachers, bosses, ministers, Church, religion, culture, friends, the environment, the game, the level of game you are playing, the players, the opponents, the mood level of your associates, the country of your birth, or what virtues, values, principles and codes you are expected to honor.These outside forces use telepathic imagery to keep you under their control and behaving the way they want you to behave, being what they expect you to be, doing what they expect you to do, and having what they consider it okay for you to have.This would be perfectly acceptable if those outside forces had your best interests in mind. The problem is, they do not have your best interests in mind. They have their best interests in mind, which are often in conflict with your best interests.These telepathically projected conflicts between your and their forces and interests can cause you to have immense problems and upsets in your life, subsequently causing great harm to you and those connected to you.All of us are the product of the conditioning from the telepathic projections emanating from outside forces.What we believe, think, observe, act, feel comfortable having, our willingness to accept, our outlook on life, our evaluations of what we believe is important or unimportant, even our behavior is shaped by those outside forces who have had or are having an influence over what is expected of us.The old behavior pattern truism “Birds of a feather flock together” is based on the negative or positive telepathic projections emanating from the people you are most closely connected to, those to whom you feel the closest. The reason for this is the telepathic projections have fused together causing you to create and have similar known or unknown agreements and realities.Therefore it is vital to inspect and correctly evaluate who you are associated with..The major reason we are attracted to someone or a group is they have the same agreements and realities that we have. Those agreements can be used to enhance your life or they can be used to agree to not know, to not act, to be weak, to be poor, to be at a fixed income level, to be a victim, to be a loser, etc., etc.
THE CREATION OF REALITY
Reality by definition is that which is real. Simple enough, but what tremendous confusion surrounds the subject of what is real. A reality is a spiritually created holographic illusion or holographic image that has become solid.Wealth, Success, Prosperity and Happiness depend solely upon what you believe is real. False realities are what cause Destitution, Failure, Poverty and Unhappiness.The facts are simple about how reality is created, its operating basis in the physical universe and any condition or activity that has occurred or is occurring within the realities of time and space, whether those conditions or activities are good or bad. The following is the reverse sequence of how reality is created: 1. There is a reality. (It can be anything that is real to someone. The reality does not have to be true or factual.)a. An effect point.b. The focal point of an accumulation of agreements.c. The focal point of the creating and triggering of active, involuntary and tacit agreements in order to make the reality more solid.d. The reality now has become an identity, a condition, a level of existence, a solid form or an object that can be named and opposed and therefore fixating it and holding it in place, in time and space, thus giving it persistence and longevity.2. It has been agreed upon. a. A lesser effect point.b. An accumulation point of agreement from those who are unable to be fully responsible for their creations. 3. To cause this agreement to manifest two or more beings have preceded the agreement by fusing together telepathically projected holographic images of what will take place ahead in time and space.a. A mutual spiritual co-creation point.4. A spiritual being telepathically projecting holographic images.a. A spiritual responsibility and action point.5. A spiritual being creating holographic images.a. A spiritual rearrangement and gathering of life force particles in order to create point. b. The basic point of creation of the chain of a time line and spacial positioning.c. The most vital area on the sequence of cause and effect.e. The cause point of what will manifest in time and space.6. A spiritual being.a. The sourcing point. b. The source point of truth.ALAN C. WALTER15 December 1995Revised 14 June 2006Copyright © 1995, 1996, 2001, 2006Alan C. WalterALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Friday, November 16, 2007

Dialectic

So let's begin. I'm in NYC. There's me and then there's the 24 Hour Art Party Crowd. I am a nobody. Never been in a meaningful show. Never done a meaningful WORK! at best I dabble when I can, producing ephemeral derivative tripe. We'll see what things look like in 6 months. hmmm....

Isaac Julien at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Went to see a "film triptych" that he showed 11/10 @ BAM. Julien did a film about the life of Frantz Fanon, which I recently bought on DVD from a street vendor. I am very interested in his work now.

Ouattara Watts Mike Weiss Gallery

Went to Watts's opening last nite. I am a big fan of his work. Nigerian painter similar to Schnabel. Sandro Chia and Charlie Finch were there. Ran into a DC artist in Chelsea, I invited him. He didn't dig it too much. Not cerebral enuff I guess. Watts is the "real thing" when it comes to intuitive painting. That sort of "rightness" that people with good strokes have.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Teen Shooting. NYC's "negro problem"..

When I heard of the shooting of an unarmed teen in Bed-Stuy my reaction wasn't outrage at police brutality but the secret relief that a future delinquent, perp had been deleted from the NYC scene. I am sure that I am not alone in my sentiment. Sure I know there is the possibility that he may have one day found God and then gone on to be a top flight neuro-surgeon...but not likely. People aren't willing or able to tell it like it is in these sorts of cases.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Images

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I was in a rush to post these. They should be turned 90 degrees to the left.. will post more soon.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Popularity

"It's not who you are, it's who they think you are." Andy Warhol. Identity and roles change with given situations. I know all of that stuff about the "true self". But the self changes in the context of the dyad or group meaning.The old Hebrew Biblical saying goes.."If someone sues you for your coat, give 'em your hat as well.." In other words, peoples opinion of you is not YOU. Good or bad... look CLOSELY for your friends. Beware people who say one thing to your face and another behind your back. A man who's friends with everyone is often REAL friends with no-one.

Bought a new photo card for my digital camera today.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Friendship cont-d

It's good to be back in NYC. I feel like the Tom Hanks character in "Castaway", though. Everybody has moved on without me. It's good , I think. It's a chance to start anew. Friendship is extremely important in NYC. Friends are the arena for your self expression. Is it a 50-50 deal? Are both parties doing an equal share in the friendship or does one party feel they are carrying most of the load? Do the two of you stay on the level in your communication? Do you talk it out even or ESPECIALLY when the shit gets thick? These are the questions I ask now. As you get older the gang starts to thin out and you look for deeper and more fitting connection. I like HONEST people especially. If a person is withholding or withdrawing you either have troubles or troubles are not far off. Indulge gossipers at your own risk. If they gossip about others they are probably gossiping about you.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Coming soon: Thoughts on Kara Walker

Went to Kara Walker opening 10/20. Thelma Golden, Jerry Saltz and Kara were there. This chick has balls fer sure. I really love what she is doing. I am going to see the Whitney Show next.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The War on Negritude..Hip Hop Congressional Hearings

I was watching Master P, a recording exec and some black radio preacher personality or something testifying before a congressional committee on black stereotypes. It was surreal.
Congress was all like.."Why don't you guys write 'nice' rap lyrics." Master P was all like.."I'm just keepin' it real. Why don't you complain about Schwarzenegger's movies?"

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Friendship

I like friends who are honest and on the level. I don't like people who withhold and talk about behind your back- what's best said face to face. I believe in positive confrontation. It's so much nicer to be genuine and get it out in the open, off your chest. It both amuses me and saddens me to think of how many two faced so called friends I've had.

And "stuck flows" really upset me. If someone sends you a communication..ACKNOWLEDGE and REPLY..even if to say, can't really talk now, let's speak later/

Communication is like a game of catch softball. I throw it you catch it. You throw then I catch it. If you follow this formula you will probably get along with almost everyone. The trouble comes in when you throw it TOO hard, too soft, throw curves, sinkers or just drop the ball and walk away.

If you are being yourself and honest, that gives the other person the space to be THEIR selves -open and honest

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Weekend

bought an "airport card" now I have access at home to the web. Hope to be posting more content. Started watching this PBS show by Ken Burns. Wonder if it will make any difference culturally.

Chris Offili 09/20 David Zwirner

Went to Chris' opening. Cecily Brown was there, John and Rachel Currin, etc. Then ran into Christian Faune at the Grand Opening of some gallery I forget the name. Christian got me into the private party. Lot's of swells. Decided that night, the big sin in the artworld today is to be boring. I am kind of boring I guess.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

RIP Edgar Hubert Lee 1941-2007

My (biological) Father died this month. As of this writing I don't know exactly when. I never really knew the guy. My Mother told me this weekend.I have a handfull of memories of him and all of them unpleasant. He was a married man with two kids that I have never met. I was a love child product of his and my mother's affair. Black women in her era didn't think of some fine young gentleman with prospects to court them properly. You met somebody hooked up and if you got pregnant, then you just raised the kid with or without marriage. That's true today of course. I have met so many "normal" white kids I just can't understand why young blacks continue that cycle.
Lot's of people have called me a "bastard" behind my back, few have done so to my face and lived. The one's who have well..what can I say..that's what I am.

Symbolically, a mother gives you a body, a place in the world of earthly things, a father gives
you a name and place in the earth of worldly things.

Anyway..I got no cards of sympathy, made no announcement, went to work like nothing happened. Gave my half-sister a call..it will be nice to finally meet her.

Friday, September 14, 2007

The Heart of the Matter

Went to Drawing Center. Into drawing now. Saw Alexis Rockman. He is my "other". Where as I saw art school as summer camp, he was a serious student and is now a serious professional. He asked me if I was still doing work and I shrugged off his question and tried to ask him if he was still playing basketball. That says it all.

Deitch Art Parade. Last weekend