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nor did I want to leave

nor did I want to leave

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…nor did I want to leave; lead in bamboo ; 2009;  57 1/2″ to 66 3/4″

lead pour

P1000302lead pour, Malibu

Pollock – Krasner Foundation

I was just notified that the Pollock-Krasner Foundation awarded me a grant. Needless to say I am very happy. Thank you Pollock-Krasner Foundation!

www.pkf.org

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working on 'bambi woods' (potion painting)

Dominado Sometelo - new material from the botanica (Venezuelan potions)

Dominado Sometelo - new material from the botanica (Venezuelan potions)

Rate Your Progress [Schoharie, NY]- completed

studio Brooklyn

studio Brooklyn

Rate Your Progress

Rate Your Progress

Rate Your Progress

Rate Your Progress

photos: Kasuhiro Saiki

Kasper Kovitz – Rate Your Progress [Schoharie County, NY] 2009

25′ x 10′ x 12′      8 x 3 x 4 m  – six walls total

at International Studio & Curatorial Program, NYC, 1040 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211

One more note:
rate your progress…

When I started to work on Rate Your Progress, I thought of a clearing in the woods and what we associate with a clearing, usually something positive. I came across this image: A massive bomb is the reason for the clearing in the otherwise completely dense forest/jungle. It is a strange realization that in this instance the bomb is the cause for light to enter…

bomb site clearing, Vietnam

bomb site clearing, Vietnam

studio Brooklyn, 4th wall

studio Brooklyn, 4th wall

studio Brooklyn, 4th wall

When I started on this, I was thinking of Bettini and Kircher.

M.Bettini <Garten mit den Werkzeugen der Passion>, Athanasius Kircher <Echo-Studien>

M.Bettini , Athanasius Kircher

And of King Asa of Juda and all the other wall bashers and iconoclasts.

 Desiderio Monsu

Desiderio Monsu

Now, thinking more about the construction process, I reminds me more of this:

normal1lsd

normal                                                                              LSD

mescalinemarijuana

mescaline                                                                             marijuana

chloralhydratbenzedrine1

sleeping pills (chloral hydrat)          benzedrine

and the hardest of them all:

caffine

caffine.

studio Brooklyn, 3rd wall

stdio Brooklyn, 3rd wall - moving again

stdio Brooklyn, 3rd wall - moving again

studio Brooklyn, 3rd wall

studio Booklyn, 3rd wall

studio Booklyn, 3rd wall

Out of screws, out of energy. I’m going home.

studio Brooklyn, 2nd wall

studio Booklyn, 2nd wall

studio Booklyn, 2nd wall