"Girl in Trouble with Toilet Gator"
18 x 24" on Board
About 3 years ago I became obsessed with the covers of old men's magazines which had animals attacking men and women, often with the guy coming to the rescue or being ripped apart by savage beasts... This painting is a continuation of a series of work I've been doing about girls being attacked by animals... One thing of note is the panties around her ankles, an obvious riff on the pin-up paintings of Jay Scott Pike... As I was starting to color it I realized it looked a lot like my friend Rachel Barnes and decided to make the magazine she's reading Nylon rather than Vogue... The back page is a ralph lauren ad...