Self Portrait (on Fire Island)
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?