Visual satire of the macho ego
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My work began as a satirical critique of the macho ego, but while it remains largely critical of the macho male, it now embraces a more general human issue. Through manipulation of symbolism and carefully considered usage of the picture plane, the work is a visual study of the insular world of the macho self. I have concentrated on containing images and their activity within the picture plane, without suggestion from the viewer. The allusions created by the idea, like the illusions created by the self, are supported by a narcissistic dependence on the internal structure of the image. The symbols ...