2014 • 52.75″ x 19.5″
acrylic, spray paint on used fence pickets

Everyone has come to calling the full frontal male figures as the “penis paintings.” In 2012 I decided to incorporate a little Texas imagery i.e. cowboys, into the series. Of course I’m not one to explore a topic at just face value.

I’ve seen many people who look like cowboys in Texas, but I’m not sure if any of them actually were. I imagine my path doesn’t cross that of a real working cowboy very often, but I have been to Austin and have undoubtedly come across plenty of real live hipsters. This piece combines imagery of the hipster with ironic facial hair, tight snap-up western shirt, and redneck beer with the Texas saying of “all hat and no cattle.”

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