Monday, November 21, 2011

Long Overdue

It's been a slow week in Lake Woebegone. Slow couple of weeks, really. Progress has been made, but it's been interrupted and incremental. As usual, I suppose.

Last Monday I had the lovely people from PCKMedia (no website yet) over to do an interview and studio visit. I think it went well, but it's hard to know how it will edit down. In any case, I was glad for the opportunity. The show will air on WHYY sometime this winter. I'll keep you posted.

Friday,  I went to NY. Ever since I became a member of the Met in order to circumvent the line at the Alexander McQueen show, I'd been planning to head to up there to visit the Cloisters, which is part of the same organization. And, since I was going to be in town, I made a plan with a friend to take a walk around Chelsea.

Getting up to New York is something I don't do often enough. Getting up there is a pain in the ass, and it's almost absurdly expensive, but there's just no substitute. Nothing recharges the creative batteries like New York.

I don't know what inspired me more - the great sculpture at the Cloisters, the fantastic work by Jim Hodges at both Gladstone Galleries (who I'd somehow never heard of), the heavyweight Serra show, or the few moments I had to spend walking the High Line.

Every day I'm away from the studio is painful, particularly these days, when there's so much going to be done, and there's so little time to get it done. Still, sometimes the most useful thing you can do is to head back to the source, and remember what it's all for. Thank you New York. 

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