Friday, October 5, 2007

Sticks and Stones

Old joke:
Q. How many actors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A. Nine. One to screw in the bulb, eight to sit around saying: "I could have done that. Better".

I think that many of us sometimes look at someone's creation and think the same thing: what's so special about that? I could have done that.

Well ain't so. And you didn't. You probably couldn't.

It's just too easy to dismiss something because it appears too facile.

Last night at the David Kaye Gallery, Kai Chan showed his latest constructions, To Please the Eye, delicate, intricate and intriguing manipulations of sticks and other materials.

Always a delight for the eye and the mind.

Sticks and stones.

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