Covered is a series of self-portraits I created (for a time, unwittingly) in response to my own pleasure as a viewer. Covered is about my relationship with certain artists, photographers, and filmmakers that shaped my outlook on art and desire. Casting myself as the object of the artist’s gaze – within the constructs the artist him/herself created in his/her own work – I am both performer and observer. Covered is also about my relationship to art history, appropriation, and representation.
Included here are “Self-Portraits As”: Kenneth Anger, Francis Bacon, Jean Cocteau, Maya Deren, Nan Goldin, Eikoh Hosoe, Duane Michals, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Paul Morrissey, Mark Morrisroe, Helmut Newton, Man Ray (x2), Lucas Samaras, Tom of Finland, Andy Warhol, and Francesca Woodman.