Stigma? - I am proud of my scars within
Photographic framed print, A3 (297 x 420 mm)
During the height of the AIDS crisis - Keith Haring lifted the spirit of the LGBT+ community with his iconic street art.... DIRTY, SLAG, FAG all the associations to HIV+ - The ribbon is Pride .... The ribbon is power and support and here we marry some of Keith's iconic imagery with the scars some of us are proud to have. HIV does not define me, HIV does not make or break me, it is part of who I am and I wear with PRIDE. I am proud of my scars within.
About the artist
Piece created by photographer Simon Bennett. SFX-prosthetics, TV film and theatre make-up artist Ian Massa-Harris and make-up artist and body painter Craig Chapman. Combined they bring over 50 years of experience to the project. Model, Rob Wilde