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.
Throughout his life, from Civil Rights leader to the House of Representatives, this remarkable man has recognized the need to take a long view while also disrupting and agitating in the immediate. From Freedom Riding and marching to sitting in and lifting his voice, he has never stopped. He has put his body on the line, been arrested, taken risk. And in a moment where so much progress is being reversed and open racists and bigots are being elected, he reminds us that WE CAN NOT STOP. He hasn’t, so we can’t even consider it. And for those sitting on the sidelines it is past time to get engaged. It is time to GET IN THE WAY and GET IN GOOD TROUBLE.
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.