Thursday, October 09, 2008
Ride 'Em Hard, Cowboy
Having reviewed a decade of output and sketched and photographed scores of new ideas, I've decided to use a combination of new and old work based on the Cowboy Babe, one of my most recognisable 'characters', for the limited edition Legends Rubbers condom tins. The Cowboy Babe recurs in several of my series of enamel paintings. She's strong, sexy and yet somewhat enigmatic. She also appeals to both men and women, maybe because she doesn't tote a gun – her extended index finger is intimidating enough – and she doesn't need a horse as an excuse to saddle up. With luck, the first of the tins will hit the market before Christmas, this year.