The pool is getting smaller each week, which makes these secondary Work of Art posts seem a little extraneous, but never let it be said that we don’t have opinions about every single thing that passes in front of our eyes.
We’re not sure if the meaning of her piece comes through all that clearly. We can’t remember what it was and we can’t decipher it from these pictures. That’s not a criticism on our part, but the judges do seem to place an inordinately high importance on “message” in this competition.
It’s a slightly whimsical, dark piece, which is very much in keeping with her Burton-esque aesthetic. We think she’s a very talented illustrator and this piece is as good or better than any of the Top 3.
We were shocked this didn’t make it into the Top Three. What with the importance placed on message and personal story in this competition, we would have thought the judges would fall all over this one. It’s disturbing and strangely serene at the same time; a highly personal rendering of the artist’s literal injuries.
Kind of shocked this one didn’t make it into the Top Three either. Sure, it fell apart a little, but the degraded quality of the piece only added to its interest. Maybe the latex feet sticking out were a bit too literal for the judges. Still, we thought this piece was pretty powerful.
It seems to us that most of the chaff has been separated out of the competition, because even the middle of the road works were pretty great this week. The Sucklord continues to fail to impress the judges, however, so they’re probably going to be gunning for him this week. It remains to be seen if he’ll be kept in the competition because he makes good television or because he can make good art.
[Photo Credit: bravotv.com – Screencaps: tomandlorenzo.com]