I'm glad Mike is trying to bring in business, but I personally don’t think that spending $35K on putting his picture on a bus is the best move when he's not making any real estate money. It's good that his Mom keeps it real with him. I hope it works out for him.
At the gallery: The last thing I want to do is to explain my project for somebody's “approval.” But being a conceptual artist the story behind a work is equally critical as the aesthetics of the project. David is really smart and also multicultural, so he totally got it. Our generation lives in an entirely new world in which cultural borders are continuously melting. That's the stuff I'm interested in. That emotional place where you are half this and half that or you are one thing but grew up somewhere else.