My best way to reply I think to your thoughts here on “Desert Road” is to place this one up next to it. I do have some specific thoughts perhaps on what is going on here but I am making them up on the back side as well, looking into what came about on a more intuitive level. This one is only 20 inches across.
She is probably in more of an “attack” mode than anything, more threatening than lost.
I laughed at the “(huh?”) next to the visitor comments because it exactly what I said when I read your explanation. Do you mean that you are painting these from an intuitive, semi aware place for which you don’t have an explicit answer to why you have done this painting, or the other, or even more? Which I think is quite fascinating. I thought heavily as I went to Walmart about your other painting, and the one with your girlfriend in front of the picnic table, and now this one. I was curious as to your psychological position in terms of concept. Are you painting the women as if you are them? Are you inside their heads trying to communicate their emotional status? Are you the driver, the observer, and trying to make a statement about women and your personal perception/observations of them? Are you trying to make a more global statement – as they exist in society and that we are not aware of what identities we imbue on the gender….and maybe just exploring this in a collective Jungian /joseph Campbell kind of way?
I just think you are a bitchen painter no matter what the answer. There are so so many things that this image provokes….maybe that was your intention by bringing it simply to “our awareness?”