Bill Powers

Bill doesn't think Jerry came off all that menacing in that toggle sweater.

on Nov 2, 20110

The Sucklord went all Terence Malick on us with his Tree of Life this week. I remember telling him that you can't be in a cover band forever. Eventually you have to start writing your own material. 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. D'oh!

Dusty's combine sculpture really was an advent calendar as a visual biography. Being a grade school art teacher, I think his background helped him connect with his subject in this challenge. The nose was giving me little hits of Baldessari and the braces were wonderfully weird.

I stand by my assertion that the "GROW" floor sculpture read like a public service announcement and am still baffled by The Sucklord's defense of it.

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Do Art
Do Art

Hi Bill

You were very gracious and smart to redirect the critique when Sara was having her emotional moments. She was clearly in great pain. It is obvious that the subject matter is ripe for her to do more with it as it feels like she has barely scratched the surface, which I hope she will, whether one Work of Art or not.

I am mystified as to why Tewz did not use any of his own techniques in any of the competitions. I get trying new methods/techniques but surely he could have effectively utilized some of his own style and techniques. I see others using what they know (Bayete for instance with the videos) and not feeling like they have to completely throw away what they are best at. It was a disappointment because I would have liked to have seen what Tewz would have done with the street art episode.

I also felt like Lola gave up and just took an easy out with her flowers.

Loved Dusty's piece--especially the eye and mouth. And Kymia's drawing and drawing that story out of that child was astounding. Fun show.

viewer leah
viewer leah

loving your reference to Hirst's quote about starting off as artists as children. Anyone know where I can find that full quote?