5 East 73rd Street
Portraits of Flawless Sabrina
2005-2007, C-Prints mounted on Aluminum, variable sizes (8 x 8 – 40 x 40”)
Navigating the real and the unconscious, oscillating between documentary and myth narrative, these portraits of Mother Flawless Sabrina in her upper-Manhattan home of (at the time) over forty years are an altogether novel exploration of trans-identity that attempts to subvert traditional documentary and often exploitative methods of representation. 5 East 73rd Street is a time capsule, a transformer; it remains a junction for eclectic queers who echo the voices of “The Queen.” It is an attempt to capture that which is uncontainable—the fleeting, fluid, ever-changing state of identity.