If the culture shifts, if people think differently about women, the art will shift, too. You can't ask art to make social change. It's not what it's for.
It is often said by religious people that without its framework, there is no sense of right or wrong. My view is that religion comes after ethics.
Hyperrealism can create an atmosphere of surrealism because nobody sees the world in such detail.
The thing that always attracted me to New York was the sense of being in a place where a lot of people had a lot of stories not unlike mine. Everybody comes from somewhere else. Everyone's got a Polish grandmother, some kind of metamorphosis in their family circumstances. That's a very big thing - the experience of not living where you started.