'Work of Art: The Next Great Artist' review: Miles takes a nap

The show may be called Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, but during last night's second episode, it found the Next Great Nap-Taker. That would be Miles, the self-described installation artist who, puffy-eyed from lack of sleep, installed himself on the bed he'd made as part of the night's art project and dozed quietly while the judges and a crowd of gallery-attendees strolled around him.

The task this week was to make art out of an appliance graveyard - contestants chose from mounds of discarded old TVs, computer monitors and keyboards, wooden boxes, wiring, and such. This was as different from last week's challenge (painting a portrait) as possible, and promised to show the range of the contestants. Miles, who'd won last week's competition, decided to use his insomnia as inspiration, fashioning a bed flanked on either side by what he called two concrete a-holes, and he wasn't talking about getting a pair of BP oil executives to join him.


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