Bill doesn't think Jerry came off all that menacing in that toggle sweater.
It's always stayed with me...a quote from Damien Hirst where he lamented how we all start off as artists and musicians, only most of us give up along the way. I believe it to be true.
I was impressed with Sarah Jessica Parker as our guest judge, because she's gone on record before about not knowing that much in terms of contemporary art, but her sense of color and the ability to articulate that understanding was quite strong.
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.
I wish we could have heard more about Sara's topsy-turvy childhood. It was quite heartbreaking, although I agree that this was a case where someone was too close to their work to convey their story compellingly.
Young's Pantone bird sculpture felt like it flew the coup from a Cirque du Soleil set, but he lives on to flap another day...