Pirate with glasses

Pirate with glasses, oil on canvas, 20” × 24”, 2009.

Pirate with glasses
Oil on canvas, 20” × 24”, 2009.

This pirate sends also a mixed message, but with a kind of openly derisive tone. He is a pirate all right, with the beard, the red neck scarf, the feathered hat and all, but he looks phony. He knows it and this is why it’s fun. It’s about the fun of morphing into a different character and style without trying to escape one’s self. This is about travestying and enjoying the tour de force.