“I am combining realism with abstract expressionism (color field) where large fields of flat solid color are used. The realism in ‘Pinup #2’ was comprised of reflected images of these color blocks with a figurative representation of the model based on 1950s pinup art created by artists like Alberto Vargas. I have included a reflection of myself taking photos with reference to the Diego Velazquez painting ‘Las Meninas.’ Also, ‘Pinup #2’ satirizes this type of art with the slang reference to attractive women in the 1950s as “cupcakes.” The shopping bag (from an actual clothing store) gives an ironical twist to what the model is not wearing.”