Note that the positioning of these two paintings in one textual context created certain problems for the author, which are reflected in the result.
The clever kind of autoportrait below is a sort of companion piece to the inter-dependent partner painting above, but sold separately…
In actuality, the top painting is wider, but not as high as the other painting. The second billed painting was painted first. The Female Machine was painted second. The titles are fairly sexist. The phallic machine is resting, exhausted from phallic magic-making, the female machine seems more sturdy and busy, which overall has much to do with world wide reality. Both paintings are fairly small. They are currently, nicely framed, on display at an undisclosed third-party-location in a city by a lake.
© 301.2 by The Instrumentalists, Torsten Slama Historical Society