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.
Augusta Savage. Renaissance Woman. She was an artist, educator, community organizer, curator, mentor, activist, race woman, and leader. She was the center of the orbit that was the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Green Cove Springs, she spent time in Jacksonville before migrating to NYC. Her impact ripples across the history of American art and in communities across the country. Her legacy is certainly in her sculpture…19 of which are on view for now at the Cummer Museum. But her legacy also exists in the lives and works of the black artists she mentored, taught, and advocated for. Her legacy also lives in the thousands of people who were touched by her community building efforts through her school, her activist voice, and her absolute commitment to access and representation. It is past time for her to receive the recognition she deserves.
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.