After a seven hour trip in my car, and a Moon Over My Hammy sandwich at Denny’s, I arrived at the Djerassi ranch. After miles of serpentine single lane roads, only one word came to mind for the setting–spectacular. Settling into my studio and meeting the other artists has been really fun. Maybe too much fun, as I woke up at 4 AM wondering what to do….
So I picked through the library and found the excellent David Markson experimental novel, Vanishing Point. It is the perfect read when you are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the tasks at hand. It’s basically paragraph after paragraph of notes he has collected in which the trials and tribulations of different artists are rendered in somewhat humorous irony.
One hundred and sixteen thousand viewers had strolled past “le bateau” the upside down Matisse without comment before it was hung correctly.
Karl Marx never in his life saw the inside of a factory.
Aaron Copeland, on listening to Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fifth Symphony:
Like staring at a cow for forty-five minutes.
And it just goes on and on. No matter how weak or great, I suppose we are all misunderstood.
(Sorry, I am trying to keep my deepest, highest quality insights for my work right now!) Also, believe it or not, my left shift key just cracked in half…(does anyone know how to pop the keys off? If so, email me, because this right hand side shifting sucks!)
Here are some pictures from the day’s hike of the grounds and a few site specific pieces that are there.