Last night I went to a big gala party for the New York Hospital of Queens at Lincoln Center. 1,000 people attended. There were drinks and horsdeurves. My wife is a “big deal” at the hospital and that is how we got the invite. After drinks we had a sit down dinner. Then Patti Labelle sang and it was too damn loud. We missed the Viennese table…too bad. This is Tuesday now and I’m so zonked out from last night I can’t function but I’m still trying to work. The contractors are here changing doors around because of the New York STUPID building codes. It has been foggy and rainy for six days in New York but today it feels like summer…
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I just had a martini and once again happiness is a dry martini. I’ve been working on God knows what. We went to a party last night that was two hours away. I’m an old man so it was a long drive. It was for my wife’s 75th birthday but she looks 55; she has good genes.
This week as always I’m trying to finish up lose ends which go on and on because I never throw anything out. God is telling me to make something out of this stuff, even though I don’t believe in God.
Also, people are here to work on the house. Three very efficient guys who sheet-rocked a room in one day. Now I have a pristine white studio, about 30’ x 30’, with three James Turrell-esque skylights in the back. I wish someone would buy all this stuff so I could get rid of it and start fresh. An interesting quote is that my brother in law, who is a priest in the Zoroastrian religion told me “your religion is work” and to some degree that is true…
My Iraqi Veteran Burn Victim sculpture made from used (by me) Marlboro cigarette butts was recently featured on 1800Recycling – a dynamic recycling and green living-focused website that makes recycling, conserving, reusing and living wisely easy. The post is called “Seven Incredible Cigarette Art Pieces Portraying People and Animals” by Caz Davidson, and my work is amongst other great pieces made from cigarette materials.
It’s always nice to see your work mentioned. Thanks 1800Recycle!
The Iraqi Veteran Burn Victim is part of my Marlboro Sculptures collection, art made from the leftover materials of my strong habit.
I’m still working on several thousand Marlboro cigarette packs that I’ve saved through the years and making pyramids out of them. 20 years ago I made constructions out of empty boxes and painted them red, yellow black and white. They were one meter squared. I have a cold and feel crappy. Saturday we went to a little girl’s first birthday party and Sunday we went to a friends birthday party who turned 100.
I don’t know whether to paint the cigarette sculptures or leave them alone?
The weather has been very nice for the past 5 days after the lousy whether. Right now I’m listening to Smetena Moldau which is very beautiful! All my life I’ve listened to classical music while working, trying to improve my crappy mind.