Kids' Stuff

Tearing Up

The Drama's Done

An Alternate Universe


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

Bangs, Toggle Sweaters, and Kids

The Fame

Child's Play

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

Kids' Stuff

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...