Clean Works

Clean Works
Window Installation
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, 1989

“Clean Works” was installed in the window of Intersection for the Arts on December 1, 1989. It was created for the first National Day Without Art.

The gallery was located in an area of San Francisco that was notorious for the sale and abuse of illegal drugs. I wanted to make a statement about the spread of HIV/AIDS through IV drug use. The central image is of a man injecting himself with a syringe—which is repeated again and again—and covers the window. Along side these images are informational cards titled “Clean Works” that describe how to disinfect needles and avoid the spread of HIV.

day without art poster