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 inspired by a moment when Hope was coming out of a week of being with her mom, a lifelong nurse, in the hospital. “This message of care is important when I think about those I know whose work is in service of others…the community of caretakers who teach our children, who stand up to fight for our collective rights, who defend the disenfranchised, who protect the vulnerable, who give human voice to our natural world, who feed the hungry, who heal our bodies and minds.
It is important that we all lend support to those who seem the strongest. Sometimes those are the folx who are most often forgotten as they lift up or mend this crazy world. Don’t just embrace those who deflate too easily. Get solidly behind those who move through the world with the kind of tenacity, courage, and strength that masks the toll of the work. I SEE you, I THANK you, and I HOPE you take good care. We NEED you.
To the caretakers, please take care. To the caregivers, may we all give care to you.”
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.