Thursday, August 30, 2012

En-Uk's Art Blog: "Bird" and "Fish Tree"!

We've not looked at my son En-Uk's Art Blog for the longest time, so let's take a gander. We first see "Bird":

According to En-Uk's blog entry:
This drawing is called "Bird." I made this drawing because I like this bird head. The bird is very smart. The birds brain is bigger than a persons brain. The birds name is "bird." It has a very big beak. It will soar a lot. It might bite if you get close to it. This bird lives in En-ukistan, and it's 10 years old. It eats people (if it can). It is 10 feet tall, and it weighs 20 kg. It is very tall. It likes to eat cake. It can eat chocolate. It can't eat an owl. This bird was first born on a planet called En-ukistain. The planet is very big. It is bigger than Korea! Ha! Ha! The planet has a animal called En-Uk. This animal is very strong and smart. It is stronger than any other animal in this world. It can kill any thing if it wants to, but because it is very nice, it doesn't kill people. Bye.
I don't wonder that it might bite people who get too close since it eats people! Yet . . . it doesn't kill people? Hmmm . . . it must eat them alive. Its cognitive capacity also sheds a whole nother light on "birdbrain"! Yet, it cannot eat an owl? The owls of En-Ukistan must be very tough! But enough of these details, which are for the birds. Let's now turn our eyes toward "Fish Tree":

Here's what En-Uk tells us about this creature:
This drawing is called "Fish Tree." I made this drawing because this is a mutant. It is half tree, half fish. It likes to eat fish and trees. It is three meters long. It is as tall as a fish tree. It can be stronger than a person. It is big enough to kill a fish tree. It can be as strong as a fish tree. Bye.
I see En-Uk is into tautological 'thinking.' Anyway, this tree is about the size of the bird in the image above . . . rather small for a tree, but quite large for a fish!

These two images raise questions about the nature of art. The first is more visually interesting for me, but the second gains something aesthetic from its title, "Fish Tree." I'm not certain where to go with these points, however, except to note that Conceptual artists played with ironic titles, as did the Dadaists, . . .

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