“Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.”
‘Postcards from the Edge’ is an annual exhibition and benefit sale in which postcard-sized artwork by artists from all over the world are anonymously sold to raise funds and awareness for the Visual AIDS organisation. Memorial is my submission for this year’s exhibition:
As per the title, this image is a memorial to all those who are fighting for or have lost their lives to AIDS. The hollow ribcage is a representation of the devastation caused by the disease, but the piece also hints at opportunity – there is life (literally) springing from the bones, signifying the opportunity to learn, grow and fight; to ultimately defeat the disease. The red is a homage to the familiar AIDS ribbon.
The exhibition will be held January 29-31 2016 at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York, with an Artists Preview Party on 29 January. Click here to donate & find out more about the Visual AIDS charity.