When I was in college, one of my art professors was fascinated by juxtapositions. She loved pitting dark against light, strong against weak and most especially male against female. She loved playing with stereotypes as well. Once she restored an old Porche (a masculine symbol) and covered it in pink lace (a feminine symbol). She drove this car all over the country and got a lot of different reactions. Since them, I have also been drawn to these odd pairings and have experimented with them through painting and design.
One of my most successful (commercially speaking) has been what I call my “Tough Girl” jewelry line.
I have a number of ideas along these lines for paintings which I hope I can create once we move to central Oregon permanently and I have a proper studio.