American author, columnist and presidential speechwriter William Safire (1929-2009) defined machismo, from the Spanish “macho” (male), as referring to the “condescension of the swaggering male; the trappings of manliness used to dominate women and keep them 'in their place.'” (Safire's new political dictionary: The definitive guide to the new language of politics, Random House, 1993, p 427.) In these works I have used found objects such as discarded screws and nails, as well as shiny metallic paints reminiscent of the bodywork of the customised cars favoured by young men. The paintings explore both the outlook of the macho male and the effects on the females they attract or encounter.
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