The melancholy I felt about the artist we sent home this week, and the irrational ways I acted off-camera, bring to mind Dante’s The Inferno: “Its very memory gives a shape to fear.” Toward the end of this episode, the drama queen in me held sway behind the scenes. More on that later.
As the episode opens, the artists are mourning the departure of the Sucklord, last week’s loser — a guy so consumed with his adolescent fixation that when sent home he actually quoted Obi-Wan Kenobi, saying, “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” Whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean, coming from an actual human being.
Whether trying to inherit Sucklord’s ladies’ man status or just show his girly-man side, Dusty attempts to don Young’s short-shorts, quipping, “I can barely even get my junk into these things.” I note that Kymia’s eyes do seem to light up. Hmmm.
I think voting Michelle off lost the show a great artist. She had much potential. Lola however just traces and throws everything laying around in the mix hoping something sticks to the wall. It doesn't. I can't believe she beat out Michelle.
Simon is wonderful and charming but he is not a good mentor. If I were the contestants I would not listen to him! I would go with my gut and push through my vision!
My heart broke too. Seriously, my fiancee would roll her eyes whenever we saw Michelle on the show because I'd be blushing. I've never had a girl crush on a reality tv star before, but she's just so damned cool.
I like Michelle and all, she seems like a genuine, pleasant person who radiates joy and goodness. I like her vibe.
But why are most of her works of art voyeuristic in nature? I just don't get her need to put sex or defecation or whatever in all of her art?
I am a children's illustrator...so I know it's my own take on the world...but I find such things appalling. There is enough of that in this sick world. Keep art fresh and inspiring! Michelle's pieces are otherwise goofy, fun, colorful, genius even. I loved her last piece because of that fact. Why do artists need that shock value to feel like they are producing real art?
simon was wrong. Her 1st entry would have been a winner. She should have stayed with her gut feeling. so sad. I thought for sure the box would go.
You should have voted Kymia out, Michelle has so much more potential. Also, Yung piece was a little bit disappointing, it looks good, but he usually finds a great idea that makes the work personnal or political, well more interresting and relevant. Not so much this time.
Michelle should have been left alone and Lola should have gone home. Lola does nothing but imitate an artist. She may be a *little* creative in that she can trace and draw some, but she is NOT an artist. In the wall challenge she showed her true self... she is just doing what she can do to get by and raise a few eyebrows while she does it. She is not putting any real emotion or feeling into her work, but is just doing what she probably always does and throwing any old thing out there. Bad decision on Michelle leaving... when Lola is the one who needs to GO.
I enjoyed last nights episode, but wold like to see less commercial sponsorship. I feel like the money aspect really changed the atmosphere of the artists. For example the "Tonya Harding" reference made toward Young was really gross. After reading this blog I understand that this is indeed a reality game show. Anyway that is my 0.02 cents. Love this years cast regardless. : )
Michelle usually struck me as childish and immature. Lola's immature too, but she's really just a kid (to me).
Kimia should have gone home. I like her, but she should not have been allowed to skate by because of a previous challenge.
Agree strongly with above. Simon seems like a lovely man but his advice stinks. He's always sending them in the wrong direction. Maybe Tim Gunn can do double duty! Michelle will be missed.
I was really tired of the so-seventies poop, penised and pervertedness of Michelle's inclinations. I always thought she was a strange bird, at least as portrayed on television - coming across as a gentle spirit, but at the same time, always tryng to move the dialogue of her work in a puerile direction.
I think the judges want to keep Lola on because they need a villain to make the show more interesting. Lola doesn't even know how to draw and was in bottom three for a few times. Even though she has some interesting ideas she got no concept, and trying to be an artist with her mischievousness rather than with passion. Please stop sacrificing another talent for Lola!
It's refreshing to read what JS has to say here. As someone who recently sat on a jury, I fought for the artists I believed in, but in the end you realize you must make compromises. Michelle was never my favorite artist this season, she relies too much on her 'Gimmick'. Sucklord was blasted for relying on his too much, but he really didn't fit the mold for this show. Then you get the mentor of Simon, who should stick to running his auction house and not doing one sentence crits to artist who know what they are doing but are so afraid of not pleasing him and not winning, but he doesn't have a vote so take him with a BIG grain of salt please.