Well, probably intentionally, except for moments of non-sober discussion, I've sort of made it a conscious effort to not analyze anything I love too much.
And I love this art, and for me part of the reason I think is a professional reason - for me as somebody who aspires to creativity myself. When you find someone in the arts, whether it's in your medium or in another medium, that raises the bar for you, that reinvigorates your own pursuit of affecting people and out of a sharing what you count on as some kind of a common chord in us. Whether it's through imagry, words, sounds.
I think that as an artist my strongest reaction to Helnwein's work is that it challenges me to be better at what I do. There are very few people that achieve utter excellence in what they do. And I think that Gottfried Helnwein is certainly one of those people.