This painting is from a series of like minded paintings. Individual works, but focused on painting. I’ve entitled the grouping “ Painting about Painting”.The series explores the realm of painting through the medium of painting. This particular work makes a symbolic connection between hot rods and art, and vise versa. Hot Rod culture is rich with myth making. Cartoons for one, and other happy things like sculls, shrunken heads, car plaques, and club logos, to mention just a few.
This series spans over 30 years, and explores everything from starving artists, competing categories of art, to creation’s final showdown with nuclear annihilation.