Cast Blog: #WORKOFART

Bangs, Toggle Sweaters, and Kids

Tearing Up

The Drama's Done

An Alternate Universe

Enchanted

Tiny Coincidences

Portrait of an Artist

The Town

Main Street Meets Mean Street

The Secret

On Getting Naked and Hitting the Streets

Selling Out or Buying In?

A Difficult Choice

Do You Believe in Magic?

Elimination Heartbreak

Figure Eights and Fast Lanes

Art Girls (and Boys) Gone Wild!

Eye of the Tiger Penis

The Temptation of Simon

Art (and Defeat) in the Streets

Night Owl

All the Art That's Fit to Paint

Riddle of the Spanx

The Gray Lady isn't Just for Men

The Fame

Child's Play

Kids' Stuff

How Could You?

Sex is in the Air

The Essence of the Competition

Pop Touched Me, Too

One Enchanted Evening

What's Poop Got to Do with It?

For Your Entertainment

Scat-Art-Logical Humor

When Simon Met Sucklord

It's Baaaa-aaaack!

Back to School

Isn't It Ironic?

Art History

The Final Crit

Bangs, Toggle Sweaters, and Kids

Episode 4: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor was overwhelmed by all the surprises this week.

Before we get into all the arts and crafts and kids, this week's video joy came courtesy of the Extended Judges' Table. Were you a fan of Jerry's toggle sweater? Well you have Bill Powers to thank for that, because evidently Bill took Jerry shopping to help step up his style. Oh the things you learn off-screen. work-of-art-season-2-gallery-rate-the-wo

This week's challenge was full of surprises, much like Michelle's creepy peek-a-boo eye sculpture. First off -- KIDS! The artists were all paired with an aspiring mini-artist of their own and had to make a companion piece to their partner's work. Second, was it just me or were a lot of those kids' pieces really good? I'm no artist myself (although I do make stellar homemade greeting cards), so when I saw Zelda's colorful creation I was pretty impressed. Also call me crazy, but I enjoyed Kymia's partner's carrot on the beach watercolor (and Kymia's eerily awesome fairy tale interpretation of it). And then between China's bangs and SJP's appearance, I was completely overwhelmed. What next? Would Simon show up without a suit? Or better yet, the same 'do as China? They really kept me guessing this week.work-of-art-season-2-gallery-rate-the-wo

The elimination was all about growth. Dusty took the win for his best work in the competition yet, and it looked like a really fun piece. Tewz's piece however didn't grow naturally out of his partner's work and for that he was sent home.

However let's talk about Jerry threatening to go "medieval" on the Sucklord if he doesn't get more imaginative. First off, I think Bill Powers had it right when he said in his blog, "Nice to hear Jerry quoting Pulp Fiction, but I'm not sure it is physically possible to go medieval on someone while you're wearing a toggle sweater." I'd have to agree with that one. The irony is that as we learned before, Bill helped pick it out! Maybe next time they go shopping together Bill can help Jerry pick out a leather jacket. Or some chainmail. Extra, extra, read all about it! Next week the artists receive their challenge from The New York Times!