Friday, February 13, 2015

St. Pete Pride...Making History

Here is my entry for the 2015 St. Pete Pride poster contest. The theme this year is "Making History". I opted to "gay-up" some iconic historical figures a bit. It is not commentary on their sexuality but more an implication of parade participants celebrating our history and strides with colorful individuality. In the background you can see St. Pete's beautiful Don Cesar Hotel. This is a nod to St. Pete's history and its historic architecture. I carried the theme of the city's history with the brick street in the foreground, a nod to historic (and very gay) Kenwood.
St. Pete is part of the sun coast region, known for beautiful sunsets. The sun represents the passing of time and the promise of a new day. Our area is also well known for its gorgeous blue/green beaches so clearly they needed to be a part of this image. Finally, I included an image of the Constitution with the words "We the People" written in rainbow-colored letters.

I hope this image appeals to the Pride panel. I had a great time creating it.

Making History, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"

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