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Introduction

In this new series of drawings, the myth that is John Wayne is studied and reconfigured. Upon being told that this major white male icon possessed a rather small "genital member," his image played a significant role in re-analyzing the roles in which males move through the world (both Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich patterned themselves after John Wayne). Combining photo stills along with found images, these drawings bring the viewer in, to ask, perceive and question norms in our society based on gender, class and racial lines.