Monday, November 9, 2009


There really was nothing that could have prepared me for the city. I have seen photos and painting for as long as I remember. My mother is obsessed with the country and has been trying to get me to go for decades. I was completely struck by the buildings and streets. I took a lot of picture but it comes nowhere near to the feeling of size and power that being there has, I almost didnt want to take a photo because it made no sense. But of course I had to.
But besides that, I was there for the opening at the MACRO where I had 2 pieces hanging. I met a few great people, all whom are quite talented and super sweet. The food was amazing amazing amazing amazing......Now I am back in Berlin with shin splints from trying to see so much in 3 days. Today is the 20 year anniversary of the coming down of the wall. I will suffer my splints and go into the town to celebrate.
I am adding this link for my photos from Italy.

One more week and its homeward..

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Art 21 Koln 2009

I just got back into Berlin after a week long in Koln for the art fair. Marcus and I took the train in together 4 days early to install the tower/arrows installation. It took us a bit more than 40 hours with minimal breaks. Tired and sore, we got it done and then spent 5 days at the fair, yuking it up with the staff and other artists. Loads of Strychnin Gallery folks, Ansgar, Madeline, Daniel, Raf, Wee, Jan, Marina..the crew..Cookie, Graham, Iris..and of course the man who put us up for the week, Tobias.. A real life saver and all around awesome guy. The fair was, well as art fairs go, pretty fun. A lot of familiar faces at the booths and it was fantastic to hook up with old friends and make a ton of new ones. I always enjoy getting to see some new paintings and sculpture and what have you. A lot of fun and the Gallery did great! beer is good. food is meaty. The Dom is ominous and beautiful. I love Koln.
to see all the pictures I took during the trip, please visit