The group sat around Jack’s table in his light-flooded studio.
Lauren, his Marketing Director, unbuttoning her suit jacket, leaned back to study the huge painting. “Darling, the mushroom will confuse your clientele; too tough to sell.”
Jack’s Agent, Max, spoke up: “We know, Lauren, they won’t expect realism, but…”
“The mushroom gives me something to write about!” exclaimed Lisette, Jack’s Publicist.
“Max, you always stand up for Jack,” challenged Lucius, Jack’s Gallery Owner, “but his fans won’t buy the realism.”
“But my medium’s still house paint, and mushrooms — that’s my vision!” Jack pleaded.