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from first half of february. most of what i've been doing is trying to solidify a venue to share chess, which is a lot of emailing and calling people and meeting up for coffee or whatever, not the most imageful activities. but there are other chunks of life too.

got a phone call from good friend catherine who said her good friend fanny was looking for used paint brushes, tubes of paint, etc. so i sold a bunch of nearly-empty tubes, bent pigment-encrusted brushes, my palette, etc. it all got put on a movie set, one of the characters is an artist. the cash will cover a new palette and some other supplies i needed. i don't know what the movie is called, but my tools (not my work) will be in a movie at some point. just an odd thing that happened. frankly i'm excited to go to pearl and get some new brushes.

here's what i sold.

drawing class, we went to st patrick's cathedral. i really need practice. it has been a long time since i've done any drawing from life.

at guenter's opening, the photographer and his model.

lots and lots of battles with the pinwheel. so much chess rendering (not for the piece itself, which is done, but i decided i also want to show just the footage of the painting on another screen, and also pictures of the painting and location on another screen), always afraid to do screen captures during rendering, don't want to upset my machine. however even just wrapping up documentation, there were skirmishes.

set up chess in my studio again, to try to get a cleaner work sample, to show people on dvd, what it looks like, anybody who doesn't get to see the actual piece. maybe i'll do some sort of project, ok not sure about this but maybe at some point, involving just the documentation, the new piece would be a sort of conglomerate of a bunch of other projects. maybe not, every time i think about going back to old work or combining existing things, i realize there are more projects which are newer i'd rather initiate, instead of exploring the past. onward. but sometimes i really like looking at those sample images, a different kind of satisfaction then you get in the presence of the work itself.

drawing class in grand central station.

and chess is no longer at breeze, i took it down yesterday. but i thought it looked good from the inside.

you can see some of the chess documentation i've been pulling together, it's huge though, might take a while to download.

anyway here you get the gist. that's the only chess painting (of 64) which doesn't use any paint, it's a collage of polaroids steph and i made in the park, wrapping up day three, waiting for the paintings to dry. we each had a polaroid camera. first she took a picture of the board, then put it on the board. as it developed i took a picture of the picture of the board on the board. we each had a pair of scissors and bunch of stuff - i don't know what it's called - some kind of super-strong archival adhesive, photography people are familiar with it. anyway, so we kept taking pictures of this collage as it was growing, and incorporating them into the collage, this is the result. memorable experience. (months ago, not february, just finally got all the pieces in order, and photographed them, to share.)