The NYC Waterfalls Project was another one of those massive art projects and unlike The Gates which was presented here a few years before, I had to say that this particular one intrigued me a little bit more. The premise was how four gigantic structure’s would be assembled and take water from the East River via pipes and end up simulating the effect seen by natural waterfalls by pouring it out over the top. The four locations were under the Brooklyn Bridge, another between Brooklyn’s piers #4 and #5, one on Governor’s Island and the last on Pier 35 in Manhattan. This project was the brainstorm of Olafur Eliasson (a Danish/Icelandic artist).
Hi there, glad you stopped by 🙂 So what is this “Chronicles Of PiercingKen” that you are looking at you might be asking, well let me try and explain it as best as I can.
To those who know me, I am going to ask you to sit tight for a moment so I can give a brief introduction to those who might not and have found this blog while randomly surfing around the Internet. My name is Ken Pierce and for the past six or so years I’ve been a music journalist who adventures out into the Metal night and offers up findings on my PiercingMetal.com website. It’s a blast and a half presenting what I experience to a wider audience than just my circle of friends and since its own launch in 2005 has greatly changed from what I originally thought it would be. I do hope you will click the link and examine it if Hard Rock and Metal music are up your alley. Now back to the program already in progress 🙂
Long before I was doing any journalist stuff, I always considered myself a little bit of an amateur photographer and I would constantly be snapping away at things that I saw in my travels. This meant that I had a lot of photos that fell outside of my music pursuit to show people and I needed a place to do so. It seems as though the days of flipping through a photo album were over thanks to the Internet and social networking sites like MySpace and the now dominating Facebook and many people were using these mediums to share with their friends. Honestly, this was not for me, and I decided to launch a new blog and post those treats for you in it. The name comes from what a couple of my publicity people call me, and I felt it worked even though I have nothing to do with piercings. It’s in name alone I am afraid.
What’s The Premise Of PiercingKen?: I really don’t have a particular “mission statement” yet, but after looking through my recent and older folders of photos I can tell you to expect museum stuff, travel and touristy stuff, New York City visuals, Art, Fashion and Food as they come up in my day and maybe even the occasional music piece that is worth talking about but would not fit on PiercingMetal. I just might even scan some old photos that I like and share them here as well. It’s a very open playing field that I am establishing. I’m going to let this be a little bit of a catch-all that brings you into my day a bit more. Sometimes I might be profound and at others rather absurd. Let’s see what happens. Enjoy the ride.
Ken Pierce, Founder and Principle Creative.