Day of the Dead 2013

SOMArts’ annual Day of the Dead exhibition, beginning in mid-October and concluding around the time of the holiday itself, is a beloved and uniquely San Francisco event. Curated by Rene Yañez and Rio Yañez. I had been participating in this event for 3 consecutive years, the following images are from 2013. I created this art installation in memory of those who had started a global movement for AIDS cure, prevention and governments involvement  in assisting those infected and suffering from this epidemic. In 1985 a group of AIDS and HIV infected individuals, chained themselves at the doors of the Federal Building in San Francisco CA, demanding the attention of the federal government to the epidemic that had affected a 50% of gay males in San Francisco and mayor other cities in the USA. the vigil that was later called stayed on the UN plaza grounds for 10 yrs.