Self Portrait (on Fire Island)
2021
Medium
Colour gif from 16mm film

It is impossible to determine whether Self Portrait (on Fire Island) is an actual portrait of the artist or not. The image is degraded and the facial features are too indistinct to be identified. Fire Island is famous for its LGBT+ community and the figure in red speedos has a homoerotic air. Is this an actual record of the artist's youth or an evocation of what might have been?