Encounters

 

 

This series was in response to both a call for artist for a fundraiser  for Visual AIDS which uses art to fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS, and in response to a challenge I saw with The Art Assignment. I took found objects related to the matter and, like Sopheap Pich, repeatedly made patterns and imprint marks with the bottom of a lube bottle and an open condom. I later looked for patterns and intentionally added more details to define what is occurring in each piece. Every work reflects a scenario in our sexual encounters, reflecting on the close calls, the moment of infection, and life afterwards. Each piece spoke different messages and occurrences that each one should reflect on.