Monday, February 27, 2006

Oooh! Rock Me, Amadeus!

Sometimes, you have to cut loose and dance. We tried some other types of music--rock, urban contemporary,R&B, classical--all of which just made Aizay want to read a book. Then, we tried Falco's Rock Me, Amadeus. Solid Gold, baby.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Happy President's Day

Monday was President's day and Wednesday is George Washington's birthday so Aizay and I decided to celebrate by reading one of his favorite books, The Story of George Washington. No lie, it really is one of his favorite books. Does anyone know if there's a board book about Millard Fillmore?


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Monday, February 20, 2006

Mr. Picasso Head

Artist Aizay is branching out into new forms as he experiments with cubism. This work was done in collaboration with UI researcher Brittan Barker (who also commissioned the project). It was intended to be an ephemeral piece, and was soon deconstructed with the individual parts placed back into Mr. Picasso Head's butt. One day, Aizay may repeat this performance as he strives toward realism.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The creation of art must involve suffering

Artist Aizay is working on yet another in his series of installations focusing on the difficulties of everyday life. This one, entitled "Frustration and Tears", is built from various objects of importance to the artist, including a gift bag, a potty seat, wooden train tracks, a shoe (an omnipresent feature of Aizay's work), a birthday card, and a bowl, all atop an inverted square of tissue paper. To highlight the verity of the piece, the items were intentionally assembled and disassembled (or allowed to fall from chairs and tables accompanied by wails of dismay) before being placed in their final arrangement.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

102.7 is the the saddest experience you ever knew.

On the other hand, he's getting lots of attention, so that's the upside, I guess.

Monday, February 06, 2006

It's about man's inhumanity to man

We've discovered that Aizay will be a very talented artist. While he has dabbled in pen and crayon, his most satisfying work has been creating ephemeral sculptures out of shoes.

Shoe Arc of Ennui
Aiden X. Etler
Leather, plastic, rubber, bits of dead foot skin, cloth
Artist's statement: "There is a rhythm to life; events alternate with each other--we get up, we nurse, we have a waffle with peanut butter, etcetera. And the next day it happens all over again, with only minor variations."

Portrait of the artist while constructing his seminal work, Breakfast at Footlocker (2006)