This design was inspired by my client, Jackie Dana. She asked me to create an illustration in celebration of her recent decision to try aerials. She struggles with upper arm strength, especially on short arm hangs (also known as "T-Rex arms"). Despite her challenges with many of the basic moves on lyra (aka the aerial hoop) and trapeze, she keeps pushing herself, leading one instructor to call her “tenacious”.
And so was born Tenacious Rex. She may not be the strongest one in the class (yet!), but she isn't giving up!
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