Together We Rise! - CODAworx

Together We Rise!

Submitted by Sheron Smith

Client: Art in the Loop

Location: Kansas City, MO, United States

Completion date: 2021

Project Team


Sheron Smith

KC Icons


Ann Holliday

Art In the Loop


Together We Rise!l Change and Diversity

Together We Rise! is inspired by the all of the diverse people who are
coming together around issues such as racial justice, climate control,
equality for women, gay rights, gun control, and health. It is so beautiful to
see people of every race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and age rallying
together in support of these critical issues. The people remain resilient as
they face many obstacles during the process of advancing their goals.

Together We Rise! captures the energy, passion, and emotion of these
times. The background is alive with the energy of vivid swirling colors.
Within the background, crowds of people are marching, and brandishing
signs. The edges of the painting are dark and torn, and the strips running top
to bottom also look dark and torn. This represents the dark elements that are
threatening to tear our country apart. Our society is being attacked and torn
apart by racism, injustice, conspiracy theories, violence, and climate
destruction, as well as the threat of authoritarianism.

The foreground of Together We Rise! shows diverse people marching
together. The people in the painting are a reflection of society. They
represent age diversity, gender diversity, physical diversity, religious
diversity, and racial diversity.


The Goal is to have this reproduced in a transparent media that admits light. The colors are spectacular. The message is important.


I created the image in acrylic mediums, paints, and inks then provided quality sized quality image of the painting.

Additional Information

The first image in the group of four below is the finished image. The three others are from a drone as the work was being installed so there are wrinkles.