Upstairs, he leads a tour of his art collection. The work is edgy and full of dark action: a photograph of a dancing couple with giant thorns emerging from their backs, a photorealistic painting of a woman jumping through a window, an empty desert landscape charged with eerie stillness. "That's by Ed Ruscha," he says. "He's a friend." There's a giant wooden map of Texas on the wall. If you look close, he says, you see that every single line was burned into the wood with a pyrographic iron. "I like art that makes me go, How did he do that?" he says. "Stuff that is technically amazing."
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