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 after the release of this year’s climate change report. Hope wrote of this work “I spent the early morning reading the recently released climate change report. Of course, most people have understood climate change to be very real and driven by human activity. The report makes dire predictions for water and food and water security, the weakening of our economy and specific sectors such as agriculture and tourism, community resiliency, our physical and mental health, and our ability to thrive. I am moved by the directness of the findings and horrified (again) by the inconsistency of science’s understanding of the problems and solutions with the practices and policies of government at all levels, but especially in Washington DC.” This work is the start of a ten-part series that will share images and words inspired by the report.
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.