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.
Except Dusty didn't win. The carrot drawing did. And maybe it looked way cooler in real life but Dusty's translated better on the TV. I would have really liked to see him win.
Kymia's work was dark mysterious mythical abstract.... It evoked a flood of emotions just getting a glimpse of it on television. She is a true artist. Her intelligent makes her work thought provoking as well as inspiring. And despite all my best efforts and not unlike Lola, I found Sucklord a truly interesting character. He might just be his best work of art after all. Great program. You artists give reality shows a good name and that is the greatest challenge. Thank you.