This painting is a perfect example of White's work: a random message or word on a peaceful landscape painting.
The world has to know about Wayne, and we’re doing anything we have to do to make sure that happens. The reaction I get when I talk about his achievements consistently includes wide-eyed, gaping-mouthed amazement by people who have never heard of him by name. We’re going to change all that, and we’re going to do so with a visually stimulating homage to Wayne and all that he has created. The documentary is going to be a funny, touching, whimsical, light-hearted romp through Hollywood, the South and a fantasyland called Wayne’s mind. (Berkeley, N., Beauty is Embarrassing)
Psychologist Richard Beck has found that the charge of a bad word such as shit is linked to death anxiety. Reference to feces is not just a reminder of animal characteristics but of human weakness and the unavoidable death ahead.
Beck, Richard. Profanity: The Gnostic Affront of the Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television. 2009.