Me too. And I find my liking the idea rather strange too, since I am usually just irritated by modern art that attempts to be optimistic. But with this work, I find his statements really simple and real and honest.
If we can't even do this, than how can we do anything else? But that's how I feel about nearly all social projects... If we can't get this one guy living on the street working, how can we make anything social work?
I can imagine that if we make it 50 years even, than the project could begin to become well known art. I am a bit of a contrarian, so I would be interested to see it still counting when I am 85 years. If I make 85. Let alone 1000
I like the link you posted too.
With that one I am for some reason pleased by the gears. As far as the message though, I am not sure how to take it. I would have to sit with that one for a while.