If it was all a joke it would be forgivable…
I had the idea for these drawings 4 months ago and finally decided to finish them. The impetus came from an art lecture with my class where they were overly concerned with the piece ‘buckshot‘ that I made in Germany this summer. I described these as investigations of Cultures of Honor* and discussed the manifestation of masculinity in a phallo-centric culture.
I don’t think they bought it.
*A Culture of Honor is usually found in rural areas where honor is paramount to survival, therefore violence is swift and necessary. See Richard Nesbet and Dov Cohen’s book “Culture of Honor”