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.
Monday, February 27, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
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?
p.s. check this out
Posted by Dave at 2/21/2006 06:18:00 AM
Monday, February 20, 2006
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.
Posted by Dave at 2/20/2006 11:17:00 AM
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
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.
Posted by Dave at 2/14/2006 10:28:00 AM
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Monday, February 06, 2006
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 (2006)
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)
Posted by Dave at 2/06/2006 08:00:00 AM