Mark di Suvero celebrated his 70th birthday without fanfare in fall 2003. He was on site with his small crew at Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis,preparing for his retrospective exhibition and installing his mega-ton “dragons in the sky,” including the new work Destino.
“I have bags full of bits of paper. I have boxes of telegraph keys. To be too organized would not be a participating artist.” Such is Cerith Wyn Evans’s explanation of where his ideas come from, and in its way it is a complete and accurate explanation.
During the summer of 2003, “lightning struck” for Houston, Texas, artist Douglas Hamilton-not literally, but perhaps just as randomly. One of his paintings, Sydney II, was bought from the Internet site ArtQuest (www.ArtQuest.com), which features the work of 500-plus artists.