Friday, June 04, 2010
State of the union: Oy vey.
Bernie, my 10 foot sculpture, has somehow managed to continue to squeeze out my time. You see I thought I was pretty much finished on sunday when I installed him lakeside in Bethel, NY, but boy was I wrong. After an exhausting weekend I allowed myself one day of collapse and then a half day comprised of drilling holes in concrete and hammering metal rods down into said holes and then welding said rods to the base of aforementioned sculpture (thus firmly securing said sculpture [please forgive over indulgent past tense]). The following day was spent grinding, sanding, wire brushing and painting Bernie until my hands were discolored and had a strange painful itchy feeling (the results of excessive vibration). The next day (today) I spent making a sculpture to fit in his mouth (give him a little more pizazz), and lo and behold the sculpture is too big for his mouth and just looks silly! Not to mention there is still a full more day of painting! The gift that keeps on giving! But this weekend my motto is the following : Fuck Bernie, I'm going to the city.