Age: 35 and about to totally freak out about her career.
Occupation: Working sculptor and installation artist, she made a big splash with a show using bulldozer scoops.
Rent: $1650 plus a separate studio space — the third one in the last four years since they’re all getting condo-ized
Profile: Bitches about how annoying gentrification in Dumbo is. Frequently discusses the ‘Country Getaway’ fantasy to her friends who are tired of hearing it. Secretly frightened her success as an artist diminishes her sexual attractiveness to men.
Under $30: According to scientists, chocolate is some sort of sexual substitute for women. But will that bar of chocolate run out for croissants and café lattes on a cold Sunday morning… huh, will it? A Tin of Wicked hot chocolate powder is $16 at Jacques Torres Chocolate. (68 Water St, DUMBO)
Surefire: Artists are particular about their materials. For those who crave the primal experience of painting with raw pigment, a mortar and pestle is a must. (Porcelain mortar and pestle at Kremer Pigmente, $49. 228 Elizabeth St)
Fantasy Gift: As much as she rails about the whole gentrification and condo thing, she secretly goes weak in the knees when she thinks about having one. A 1,200 square foot number goes for about a cool two million nowadays. (www.cityrealty.com)
The Counterintuitive Gift: Perhaps someone has been sniffing a bit too much of those toxic bonding fumes and could use a bit of exercise. At Chelsea Piers ($1740 buys a year membership if you join in November. Piers 59-62 23rd and West Side Highway)