"...in the 1980s, Massa witnessed the rise of the AIDS epidemic. Back then researchers knew very little about the disease. But in the mid 1990s, "when the [PI] medication was introduced, from one day to another, there was hope again.
With [Andrew] Zolopa's scientific guidance and Massimo Massa's emotional insight, [David] Putnam created a series of three 36x48 inch acrylic paintings that use a vivid array of colors and textures to portray the process of protease inhibition and the silencing of HIV replication."
Read more: Protease inhibitors: from clinic to canvas - The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences