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 2014 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 seen plenty of Texas zealots who fancy themselves, and every cartoonishly macho actor who ever set foot in Texas, as a cowboy.
I can imagine a guy like this hanging around the street corner in his cowboy getup with his drugstore ice cream soda. The monkey, in this case an organ grinder’s money collector, reveals his master’s true nature as it retrieves his spilled pills rather than the change from passing pedestrians.