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.
In the summary of the Fourth Annual Climate Change Assessment, one of the areas of impact focuses on WATER SUPPLY. “The issues related to water are not contained in our struggling rivers and oceans, but it makes clear that the water coming through our pipes…that we drink, bathe in, cook with, and generally use to sustain our lives…is at risk. This issue is a common thread throughout the Fourth Annual Climate Change Assessment, appearing in the sections about Health, Infrastructure, Water, Interconnected Impacts, Economy, Communities, etc.
And we already know this, right? Flint, Michigan. An example of the impact of water quality on our health…an example of failed public policy…an example of inadequate infrastructure…an example of how climate change has deeper impact on black and brown lives due to a long history of racism and disenfranchisement. ”
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.