Self Illusion

Self Illusion

acrylic on canvas, 72″ x 48″  ||  sold

This painting is a graphic representation of the ways in which I attempted to figure out what aspects of living a gay lifestyle fit with who I was as an individual. In Self Illusion, I portray myself wearing one of the many masks that I tried on – a mask of bold, unapologetic, in-your-face flamboyance that couldn’t completely conceal my deeper desire for something more real.

from the Personal Narrative series