By Jessika Murphy
Piece by Piece Size 46.8" by 33.1"
Poster Mounted on 1" Card
Delivery Time: 1 week within Alberta; Up to 6 weeks outside Alberta
My name is Jessika Murphy I am 23 years old. I am currently a student at MacEwan University and I am in my third year of the design studies program. Drawing and illustration have always been my passion. Once I graduate from University I hope to have a career in design, illustration and publication.
Title: Piece by Piece
“The needle was our form sex.” This quote was said by one of the speakers living with HIV and is the main inspiration for the design of the poster. A mosaic is a delicate piece of art that is slowly created piece by piece over long periods of time. It is a piece of art that is broken but forced to keep itself together. In the beginning this is how people living with HIV feel. The stigmatism and the judgement that people living with HIV face everyday will only change piece by piece and slowly over time. In the beginning they feel fragile misunderstood and judged by society. However, over time the darker colors (stigmatism, judgement and fear) are being forced out of the needle by the lighter colors (understanding, love and positivity) to show the end of something bad and the start of something new and positive for people living with HIV.
This piece was created using ink and digital painting.
Phone Number: 780-977-8921
The Ribbon Rouge Arts Illustration Mentorship program was powered by the Graphic Designers of Canada and sponsored by ATB Financial.
These illustrations show case art created by students from art programs at the University of Alberta, Macewan University, ECAD and Pixel Blue. These students compiled ethnographic information from former female sex trade workers and intravenous users living with HIV in Edmonton as well as from the point of view of a female transgender contributor in Edmonton. This collection shares their stories through visual arts.
2016 Theme - #sexolution
The Evolution of Sex
An exploration of how our notions of sexuality have evolved from heterosexuality and rare often derogatory mentions about homosexuality & bisexuality, to a broader understanding and knowledge about LGBTQQIP2SAA. It also tackles themes about one of the most pressing human rights issues facing Canadians today - the high rate of sexual violence against women. It is an exploration of the need for an evolution in our hearts to move away from harmful rape culture, social norms and, in some cases, criminal laws, in order to reduce the transmission of HIV.
Every human being is entitled to the highest attainable standard of health, privacy, liberty and security, freedom of expression and assembly, gender equality, freedom from violence and arbitrary arrest, free choice of employment and just and favourable conditions of work, non-discrimination, and the prohibition of forced labour, child labour and trafficking.
Irrespective of choice of employment, sexuality & gender
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