Western Drawings

graphite on paper


All Dolled Up

20 1/2" x 31 1/2"



An Exchange of Energy

20 1/2" x 31 1/2"

text: "...makes clear who the male spectator is:one who draws strength from transforming the violence of madmen into feats of mettle & courage."


Bronco Billy

15" x 11 1/4"

text: "The mobility of America's heritage is specious."



Cable Hogue

9" x 12"

text: "The Ballad of Cable Hogue"


Clint Directing

11" x 13 1/2"



Cowboy and Cowlady

13" x 11"

text: "We are objects masquerading as subjects"



Cowboys and Indians

12" x 9"



Gary Cooper and Crazy Guy with Knife

8 1/4" x 10"



Henry Fonda: Not a Cowboy

30" x 22"



Indians and Cowboy

12" x 9"



Jimmy and Janet

14" x 11"

text: "The woman loses herself, & loses herself by playing on her femininity"



Jimmy Fake Punching John

24" x 18 1/2"



John Ford Directing

11" x 14"




12" x 9"

text: "A certain naivete is assigned to women in relation to systems of significance."



Navajos: Ford's All-Purpose Injuns

11" x 14"

text: "Ford was wont to defend himself against charges of racism & of his indiscriminate use of the Navajos as all-purpose injuns."



Cannot be Recognized

12" x 14"

text: "Native Americans cannot be recognized in the Western."



Old Man Clanton & His Sons Being Assholes

14" x 17"

text: "...violence & injustice are less the property of malignant individuals than the world itself."



Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

14" x 17"

text: "copyright 1973 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc."



Pretending to Get Shot

22"" x 30"



Rio Bravo

18" x 12"

text: " Masculinity is in constant danger of slipping away, of losing its coherence; thus it must be repeatedly re-earned."



Sam Peckinpah

12" x 11"




The Stranger

25 1/2" x 19 3/4"

text: (along bottom) "Sarah said to the Stranger, 'You're a man who makes people afraid, and that is dangerous.' & he said:"

(talk bubble) "Well, it's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid."



Tom Mix

14" x 11"

text: "Masculinity is thus seen as natural & uncomplicated, making the concept of 'performance' problematic."



Wild Bunch

13" x 11"

text: "...behave as if driven by a vengeance they must inflict upon themselves for having once been human, trusting, & therefore vulnerable."