Once again it is Wednesday, and once again it is time for another amazing Work of Art episode and a hopefully amazing Work of Art liveblog. Just a refresher: last week we only had six (!!!) contestants, and the contestants were given what I found to be one of the most interesting challenges yet. Each contestant had to create a work of art that both sold on the street and translated into a gallery setting. The artists were paired up, and whichever team made the most money on the street was saved from elimination–oh, and they also won $30,000 what?! In terms of picking the winner the money was all that mattered, which is an interesting commentary on the art world. Young Sun and Sara J. won, mostly because of Sara J.’s quick watercolor portraits which sold for $10.00 a pop. The judges used the gallery work to determine the losers. Dusty and Kymia were one group, with Kymia doing well and Dusty doing not so well. Sarah K. and Lola rounded out the other group, complete with all the nudity and penises you tend to associate with Lola. Lola actually made a good piece (I know, it kills me to say it) and Sarah K., alas, did not. Sarah K. ended up going home. Farewell, Sarah K., we will miss your boisterous laugh and your large bosom!
This week, the artists leave NYC and are forced to consort with the hoi poloi in a small, quaint little town in the Hudson River Valley! They also have to create a work that presents an “undated vision of America” whatever that means. AWKWARD. DISASTER. I can’t wait.
Guysssss I’m late! My office potluck is tomorrow and when I hear the words “potluck” I immediately think “Oh, I need to make enough food to feed EVERYONE” rather than just bringing my one dish and call it a day. So I just spent the whole evening making a savory main and a desert, both of which will be entered into cooking contests, and I finally just put my desert in the oven to bake and I haven’t showered or unpacked my gym bag or ANYTHING and I got really sweaty at the gym today and I should really shower and finish cleaning up the kitchen so that I can recap for y’all in my best and brightest form. So, like, I’m gonna go shower now. So if y’all could wait a few minutes, that’d be great. I’ll be right back!
Okay! I’m back! I also repacked my gym bag (for tomorrow) and took my baked goods out of the oven so, you know, productive. I’ll be nixing the time stamps because it isn’t really a live blog anymore. Just a sort of live blog? FYI I am officially starting at 9:32, and will be skipping the commercials so, you know, do the math etc.