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 image was created as the holiday season began and attention was on the migrants that made it to the US border. Hope wrote of this image “It is called ‘hardening’ the border and thousands of troops are installing millions of feet of razor wire to keep us safe. But the real threat is inside these borders and we see it on our streets, in nightclubs, schools, hospitals, and neighborhoods everyday from home-grown hate. And we are doing so as we enter a season of celebrating family, breaking bread with friends, and proclaiming love, joy, and peace in spaces and places decked with bling and baubles. People fear that people walking more than a thousand miles with their children are a risk and are attempting to take advantage. Would you or I take such risk for our family, for our own freedom?”
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.