Technique: Lifelines is a light blue, indigo and gold screen-print on a 100% cotton hessian fabric with gold stitching and stretched onto a wooden frame.
The motif for this print is the photographic image of the HI virus greatly enlarged. In the print lines link the viruses. Each virus becomes a meeting point, a place of convergence. The lines are the channels that link people affected by or infected with the HI virus to the support: information, access to treatment, food, water and even money that they need.
As I have observed it, this network overcomes social, gender, cultural and class barriers. The lifelines print shows the interconnectedness of what it means to be human and stay alive in the face of an epidemic. New channels of communication have opened.
Size: 84cm X 64cm x 5cm