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.

A tribute to the courageous and brilliant Shirley Chisholm. We recently celebrated the anniversary of her birth and we see her legacy playing out as dozens of women and women of color step into leadership roles at all levels of government. She was the first Black woman in Congress and ran for president. She fought for those historically marginalized and was a giant force in the movement for civil rights and women’s rights. She supported reproductive rights, equity in education, and authentic inclusion in every sector. She was unapologetic in taking on racism and sexism and we are all the better for it. May we all listen to the many lessons she left behind. Let us all find ways to move through the world UNBOUGHT and UNBOSSED.

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.