In the interview with Torres, I was really intrigued by the comments about Hispanic artists and people being “stuck with images from National Geographic circa 1950.” I think that is something that every artist can struggle with or see themselves put into these categories about what you are supposed to make or what your work should be like. “These assumptions are rooted in ignorance and in a condescending attitude,” he says. It’s also really funny when he says that the “other” can deal with formal issues as well, not just the white men. It’s something that I sometimes look at a lot and used to wonder if I had to make things that looked more “Mexican” or felt more “authentic” to the topic. I really enjoyed the way he talked about his work and the idea that he can’t have a studio because it’s a place to go and make work. It’s also really important when he mentions that he admires artists that can push the limits of the artistic practice.