Ok, maybe not sunny, but the colorful radar map is moving out of the area.
It’s taken me about a week to muster up the enthusiasm to post something about the most recent episode of Bravo TV’s “Work of Art”. The episode “Art That Moves You” really should have been called “Brought to you by Audi” mostly because all the artists were pretty lame.
I really think that the artists really missed a great opportunity to create a piece of work that highlighted where they got inspiration. They were to drive across town and arrive at the Audi showroom, once there they were told that they would be creating a piece based on what inspired them on the drive - I believe they even were provided cameras. Of course, the slackers didn’t do anything but scramble around the Audi showroom once they were told the task. Like suddenly inspiration was ALL AROUND them once they were told so.
For me everything inspires me and I’m always taking note of things or using my iPhone to capture random images or shapes or just about anything that I want a record of. Driving across New York City would have been incredible - even weekend trips up there are full of new images that I want to draw from later. So, I was a bit disappointed when all the artists just ran around the show room taking extreme close-up photos of things that would ‘inspire.’ YAWN. Miles had it right when he just went to sleep, again.
An Audi dealership would probably be the LAST thing that would inspire me. (Could be that I grew up influenced by the automotive industry and big brothers with absolutely incredible muscle cars.)
While all projects weren’t the greatest I’ll say that the boob girl did have an interesting piece, however I’m a little tired of the girls who get enormous boob jobs and then complain about guys always looking at them.
Miles’ piece was cool, but I’m a bit confused about the wood structures that were not really completed. I get the idea of the barrier, but visually that aspect fell a bit short. The photo/screenprint was pretty cool and really worked with his concept and approach to the project (and his need for order/serenity out of chaos)
I also liked this piece by Nicole. However, I wish she had explained her use of the inverted wax funnels.