“How many faggots did it take to make that?” This was a question posted on-line in response to my 2012 ARTPrize entry in Grand Rapids, MI. LIFE POSITIVE; is the series of 3 paintings created using HIV Positive semen from a gay man. It’s a series meant for awareness and education. This painting, ZERO - #1 is a direct response to the opening question. #1 is the beginning of what will hopefully be a body of paintings created with HIV Positive semen from heterosexual men. The world around me still doesn’t seem to understand that HIV is not just a concern for the gay community. So to the person who poses the question of how many faggots it took to create this painting; my answer to you is unequivocally… ZERO.
Conner is currently working on paintings for this newest body of work. To participate in "Zero" you must identify as heterosexual, be HIV Positive, be at least 20 years of age and live in the Continental United States. You must be willing to sign release information giving up ownership of your semen. If you meet this criteria and are interested in having your semen used for the work, please contact Conner to discuss specific details and get questions answered. Participants are financially compensated for their participation.
HIV Positive Semen and Acrylics on Wood - 2' x 3' - 2015