Hanging Out With Jenny Holzer

07 large 0 Hanging Out With Jenny HolzerPerhaps you are wondering what it is like to be artist Jenny Holzer. The Times will tell you.

Holzer’s morning:

I get up about four times a night and go back to sleep, or not. Then I swill tea around 8 a.m. I answer e-mail, while I stall thinking about whatever scares me.

Holzer’s work habits:

I work almost all the time; if I don’t work, I become anxious. About the only thing I do when I am home that isn’t work is a barn check, to make sure the horses aren’t stuck in corners. The horses are relaxed and happy to see me. I come bearing hay.

Holzer’s fitness regimen:

Righting myself when I trip.

Holzer’s evening:

Eat a frozen organic pizza. Maybe watch a “Law & Order” rerun. “Law & Order” reruns are important to country folk. It keeps the city close.

Holzer’s “favorite household chore”:

I really like doing the laundry, because I succeed at it. But I loathe putting it away. It is already clean.

I guess it should come as no surprise that Holzer, famous for projecting pithy phrases onto buildings, is a little better at this exercise than Kirsten Gillibrand.