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 #100DaysofHope series, which began by creating one linoleum block image everyday for 100 days as a means to bring daily artmaking into her practice. Hope reflects on issues that matter to her most as she looks for ways to sustain and persevere. It isn’t a blind hope of unfettered optimism, but a hope that is based in truthtelling, understanding, love, equity, and the actions that will bring a brighter future.
Each work is hand printed in a limited edition of 10.
About This Image
“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.”