Preview of framed Rise Noir print.
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Rise: Noir

Completed: 30 Mar 2021

Dimensions: 594 x 841mm
Tools: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Purchase: Redbubble
Licencing: Available

In the Darkness Lies Thy True Self

Rise: Noir was created in tandem with Rise: Pride to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility (TDov) 2021. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was chosen for this project due to its iconic status as a muscle car and its reference to the word "trans."

Both prints use limited colour palettes with the Noir version making use of black and gold - the most widely known colour scheme for this vehicle. As such, a night scene made the best use of the colour palette and creates a complimentary perspective in the trans experience. The night symbolises darkness, silence and isolation - feelings one might experience when coming to terms with themselves. The phoenix crossing the moon's path symbolises a transgender or non-binary person's perseverance to keep moving and forge their own path, even when faced with a harsh spotlight and judgement.

Close up view of Noir edition, showing detailed brush strokes. Animation showing the progress of Rise Noir being developed.

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