Life Positive

2012 ArtPrize Entry
Add to Collection

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 feet
  • Medium: Life Positive - Acrylics Semen and HIV Semenon on Wood Panel
  • Width: 24 feet
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 24 feet

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

About E.A.

Vote for this Entry

Vote Code: 53038

This entry is showing at

A map showing Rumors Night Club
Rumors Night Club
69 S. Division Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hours of Operation
Opening Day
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Mon-Thurs
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Fri & Sat
12:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Get directions →

Tagged Under