Oil on Canvas
61" x 37"
This work was the product of my response to the AIDS epidemic of the 80’s. As the scourge proliferated throughout the western world, a competition ensued between biologists, looking for a cure, and chemists, looking for a treatment. As these two entities raced to gather research and facts, often colliding with each other, it became apparent that either treatment or cure would depend upon the collaboration of the two schools of thought in spite of profit potential. Profit is seldom, if ever, the catalyst for scientific achievement.
The process of living and the process of dying are occurring simultaneously throughout the organic macrocosm. I took the liberty of portraying this tragedy with optimistic colors. Death is not the victor, the triumph of faith is.