Coming Out of the Closet

Abstract

I created this artwork for the Deaf LGBTQ art challenge during the National Deaf LGBTQ Awareness Week in April 2019. It was based on the assigned word prompt: Coming Out. The comic imagery reflects this common saying in our LGBTQ communities: "coming out of the closet." The artwork was originally posted on Instagram on April 10, 2019 with a word heading on top: "The Process of Coming Out." Then for the Pride month and later National Coming Out Day, I reposted the artwork on Instagram and deleted the heading because the overall image was already self-explanatory.

Creator

She/Her/Hers

Title

Coming Out of the Closet

Date

2019

Medium

Digital art canvas

Description

In the comic style, there are four individual panels featuring a door opening, letting out a colorful rainbow. At the end, the rainbow covers the entire panel -- to reflect our pride of being queer after coming out of the closet.

Rights

The RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center retained rights from artists or next of kin on April 8, 2020

Citation

Jena Floyd and She/Her/Hers, “Coming Out of the Closet,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed August 14, 2022, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/53.