Personailty test: Dick Esterle
If you’ve been to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, you’ve probably seen some of Dick Esterle’s popular art. Esterle created the bright, pink and red “more light” piece displayed in the North Side museum’s Studio. Esterle — who will be the museum’s F.I.N.E. resident artist in March — also created the piece on display at Federal Street’s Underpass Public Art Gallery. This installation, called “3Three***” (pictured above), shows a series of bright, multihued swirls that bring movement and color to an otherwise gray underpass. Esterle, who practiced architecture in New York City and invented the Nobbly Wobbly ball pet toy, lives with his wife, Eileen, in Forest Hills.
The star who would play me in the movie version of my life:
Denzel Washington. Because he can fly a plane upside down.
Bullwinkle. He would say, “There’s always room for one more,” and hold up two fingers.
E. I hate sports
The most famous person I ever became friends with:
Art Stamper, Kentucky old-time fiddler
Best mistake I’ve ever made:
Moving to Pittsburgh : )
Favorite lunchtime spot:
Top thing on my ‘Bucket List’ to do before I’m gone:
Get a bucket list
In five years, I’d like to:
Be hanging “more light” installations in more places.
My favorite thing about Pittsburgh:
Artist Image Resource
My favorite sandwich, plus fixings:
Chicago-style hot dog and fries at D’s in Regent Square
My favorite Pittsburgh athlete:
The oldest thing in my refrigerator is:
My favorite website:
The piece of memorabilia from my childhood I wish I still had:
My Stingray bike with the stick 5-speed gear shifter.
Favorite brunch food:
Bacon and eggs
Favorite guilty pleasure:
Bacon and eggs
Saturday mornings, you’ll find me:
The superpower I wish I had in real life:
Super speed to plant trees and clean up all the various environmental problems
My most embarrassing junk food:
I’m not embarrassed by junk food.
When I was 10, I wanted to be:
My favorite “bad” movie:
“Shock Corridor” by Sam Fuller
My favorite Pittsburgh pizza:
My favorite YouTube video:
Christina Zaris video “More Light” on the Installation of “More Light” at the Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh
Best new gadget I’ve tried recently:
The first band I saw in concert:
Chicago — 1972 — Louisville, Ky.
The best concert I’ve ever seen:
Bruce Springsteen in an Oakland, Calif., high school auditorium in 1977, and Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert celebration in Madison Square Gardens
If I were auditioning for “American Idol,” my song would be:
What you’ll always find in my glove compartment:
Exercise I hate most:
I’m deathly afraid of:
The last book I read:
“The Good Brother,” Chris Offutt
My first job:
Lifeguard at a hotel pool
I never travel without my:
Favorite Pittsburgh-area landmark:
Smithfield Street Bridge, and copper Lincoln statue in Wilkinsburg
The song that always gets me out on the dance floor:
“My Girl,” Temptations — Do you really have to ask why?
Movie I could watch every time it appears on cable:
“Live Free or Die Hard”
Life would be better without:
People would be surprised to know that I:
Cannot fly a plane upside down