Life Positive

2012 ArtPrize Entry

This series paintings was created using semen and acrylics. Each symbol, the scorpion, bio-hazard, and red ribbon are common tattoo iconography HIV+ gay men may get to indicate their positive status. Just over 4 oz. of semen was used per painting. The red spots on the Scorpion and Bio-hazard paintings are actual HIV+ semen and the gold spots on the Red Ribbon painting are HIV+. These paintings were created as a reminder that we all come in contact with people every day who are HIV+. Unlike the 70's, 80's and early 90's, Being HIV+ is no longer a death sentence. Today people are living Positive, Long, Healthy lives.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1.75
  • Medium: Life Positive - Acrylics Semen and HIV Semenon on Wood Panel
  • Width: 24
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 24

Venue & Connection Information

Each piece in the series is wired on the back and hangs from a simple wall mounted hook. Traditional wire hanging.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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