Before Alder was born when we were coming up with baby names I really wanted Calder, unfortunately I was met by a blank stare from Kevin who had never heard of him. As a child I was in love with Alexander Calder’s circus, my father and I would visit it in the lobby of the Whitney museum when ever we were near by. In college I worked for the Art History Department and got to actually handle a small Calder mobile. For me he was what Modern Art was, especially that red that is undeniably Calder. So it made me smile when these were the first sculptures that Alder ran to when we were at Storm King Art Center.

Alder at a Calder 2

Alder at a Calder 1