This original relief print is small in size (3″ x 4″), but mighty in message. It comes to you in an 8″ x 10″ black wooden frame with white mat. The work is part of Hope McMath’s #100DaysofHope2018 series, that involves Hope creating a work of art everyday, reflecting on the historic moments, political events, and personal reflections that dominated the final months of 2018.
This work was created as the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh came to a close. Hope wrote of this work “Disgusted by the misogyny shown in the halls of power, in elevators, in Senate chambers, in board rooms, corporate offices, city halls, and in almost any space on any day in America. But I am incredibly inspired by our sisters, and enlightened brothers, who will no longer take it silently, who refuse to be waved away, who are defying the status who. The scenes of dissent, disobedience, and disruption are only the beginning. Our rage spills over for Fannie Lou, Anita, Marsha, Christine, Tarana, for our mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends. We will not accept your head patting, hand wringing, and mocking. We are disgusted, we will dissent, disobey, and disrupt.”
About the Series
“I will give myself time and creative space each and everyday to reflect on the issues that matter to me most as I look for hope. And this isn’t a blind hope of unfettered optimism, but a hope that is based in truth, understanding, love, equity, and the actions that will bring a brighter future,” says Hope McMath. “Who knows what each day will bring (which reflects the general climate we find ourselves in)…images, words, my thoughts, beauty, anger, fear, and the wisdom of others. They will all be in my favorite medium of relief printmaking and will be more about process than product. I love carving and printing, but don’t give enough time to it. My HOPE is to find joy and meaning in the challenge of making a print everyday and to find some sanity in this season of chaos. I also HOPE that by posting them I will spin some thoughts and motivation into the world, and maybe spark some dialogue and action.”
Each work is printed in a limited edition of 10. The first of each edition of 100 works can be seen at Yellow House.