Greetings and salutations, ‘Gasmii! It’s time to talk quickly about the Work of Art finale before I get started on the main recap. You’re ready? I know you are.
Pretty telling that Kymia and Sara J had their work featured together. But where is Young’s?
That was the quickest hour of television in my recent memory. Wow, that time just flew by. The first segment was Simon’s visits to the three artists at home, meeting their families and touring the studios to get an idea of what they’re working on for the finale. We met Young’s mother and boyfriend in Chicago, Kymia’s boyfriend in Manhattan, and Sara J’s boyfriend in Brooklyn. And each artist had an “oh shit” moment when Simon said their current direction was no good. I mean, there was more to it than that, but we’ll talk about that later today or tomorrow when I get the full recap goin’.
Then the artists all arrive at Simon’s gallery to set up their final gallery show. Kymia has some antics with pedestals made to the wrong specs. I think it gets resolved–honestly, I got distracted at that moment with checking Twitter to see what others were saying about the finale.
And then the final gallery show! I am BLOWN AWAY with Kymia’s piece for her dad, the boat filled with dirt, with the shadows of feet on the sail. I instantly started crying, much like I did when I saw Abdi’s “Baptism” for the first time. It was so powerful. I loved her show, and I really liked Sara J’s show. Young’s came across to me as pretty boring. (And I swear that’s not my personal bias.) (I swear!!!)
The judges loved it all, but at the end of the day, they can only really love one enough to award the grand prize. And the prize goes to….Kymia!!! I KNEW it!! (Check my recap of episode 2, the “movement” challenge. In my P.S., I still call her Quinoa, but I also call her a dark horse. And the dark horse won!) I am THRILLED that Kymia won, and I’m bummed that it appeared, for drama’s sake on the ol’ tee-vee, that Sara J came in third. But at least Young didn’t win.
Come back for the full recap!! And in the meantime, catch up on some recaps of previous episodes here and here. See you soon!