This poster was a submission for the World AIDS Day 2011 poster competition organized by AIDS Global Action. The direction was to think beyond the stereotypical AIDS poster clichés and bring a fresh voice to the cause. It's an empowering image with a serious tone, that doesn't rely on scare tactics or accusations. It had rained a lot the week this project was announced and I got the idea walking to the studio one morning. 19 3/4 x 27 1/2, acrylic, charcoal, digital.