See this flying stairway?Â It’s at Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute.Â See all the empty space around it?Â Â That will be finished by this time next summer, when MAHI opens.Â Now the question is, what will we do, artwise, to help make it sing.Â Oh I’ve a few ideas.Â Will divulge them by and by.
We’ll begin carrying John Preston’s work this fall.Â Magnificent painter from Iowa.Â Notice how the tones of this pieceeÂ have parallels to those of Millet.Â Only a master can pull that off.Â What I love best about it is that the scenes are set in the Midwest.
RecentlyÂ installed 26 kinetic sculptures by Lyman Whitaker at Domaine Chandon in Napa.Â This is the same winery that makes the famousÂ champagne–which we sampled amply.
Why am I doing biz in CA?Â To justify my recentÂ addiction to surfing.
Concert last night at Starlight with Brown Eyes. The coolest it got was 92, but the beer was cold, the music grand, and the company grander.Â Band still rocks, and David Lindley of course remains a legend.Â Some sideburns.
Chaos Into Order, Drew Hine (photo, Robert Cohen)
Here’s a better shot of the blown-glass sculpture we recently installed for the newÂ Kansas City offices ofÂ BKD.Â “We”Â meansÂ I basicallyÂ sipped coffee and gave directives while my sons worked.Â Sure love it when theÂ kids grow up.Â DrewÂ Hine blew the piece; I designed it.Â Other works below.
Â Walnut Looking South, Allen Chow
Primary Yellow, Warren Rosser
Deconstructed Abacus, Matt Kirby
Sin Titulo II, Miguel Rivera
Â 9th and Baltimore, William Lobdell