I picked up Bruce Davenport Jr at the Midland/Odessa airport yesterday, thus had 3 hours back to Marfa to talk to him.
His story is amazing. http://blog.nola.com/dougmaccash/2008/08/bruce_davenport_jr.html
He is down to earth, funny, humble, generous and extraordinarily talented.
I recommend making a jaunt up to Marfa and taking a look at all the artists' work during the
World According to New Orleans exhibitionhttp://ballroommarfa.org/art/
After viewing all the work yesterday evening, my favorite, hands down, is the huge mural done using scraps of material. I also loved the photos of the people dancing.