I really enjoy working for New York Magazine and consider myself fortunate when they contact me for any assignment. This one on the Cheney's was certainly a challenge. It was tough because the feature was on such a polarizing family " The Cheney's" It's sort of like having "The Palin's" as an assignment. However, the Editors didn't have satire or dark humor in mind when asking me to paint a family portrait and a portrait of the, air apparent, to the Cheney political machine, Liz Cheney. They wanted something I never thought of before for Liz Cheney… Hot and Fierce! and if I could do the same in the family portrait? I tried to put my bias aside and execute.
In the family portrait I tried to have both liz and DICK! in a highlighted manner, as to show that special bond they have, and have the other 2 feel separate. A funny thing happened in my email exchanges with Hitomi Sato (the AD on this feature). I accidentally, or maybe it was a Freudian slip, referred to Dick and Liz as Dick in Liz.