This book is an essay on T’s personal gender explorations as related to art broadly, and to the works of artist Felix Gonzales-Torres, specifically. It is a brave piece of writing, and provides insight into the lives, thoughts, and experiences of people whose own experiences might be very different from our own.
Prior to reading this book, I had some familiarity with Gonzales-Torres’ work, but this book helped me view it from an alternate, and deeper, perspective—by personalizing it and integrating it into T’s own life. I appreciate this new degree of understanding.
I would recommend this book to everyone, regardless of whether you are a person whose life transpires primarily within the LGBTQ community. It behooves all of us, as moral citizens, to contemplate and hopefully understand our fellow human beings as much as possible.