Shintaro Ohata's "Happy Birthday?"

I'm writing an essay for my Queer Feelings class right now, that's supposed to analyze a piece of art of some kind through the lens of the texts we've read so far. This is distinguished from the Mix Tapes assignments, in which we have to write an essay on a song, through the lens of just one of the texts. 

I'm writing about Shintaro Ohata's "Happy Birthday?," a painting/sculpture of a young girl having a birthday cake alone. It's one of a gorgeous series and I strongly recommend checking out that link and looking through them.