Monday, July 16, 2007
Grazie Per Fumare
Sometimes I like to "hide" things within my paintings. You know, little things that you don't notice at first, and may never notice at all unless you really look at the painting and have some passing familiarity with American politics. In this painting I decided that she would be smoking a particular brand of cigarettes. They don't exist except in the fertile imaginations of left-wing conspiracy theorists who see Big Tobacco as a sort of puppetmaster. All righty.
Of course, I certainly wouldn't be implying anything by any of this other than what we already know: smoking is cool and women smokers are sexy. "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow."