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 and early 2019.
“Feeling grateful today for a life of PLENTY. It is not the plenty of financial abundance, but of safety, contentment, creativity, and love. There is much that can be said about this idea of plenty, but for me it is symbolized by a tangerine. My husband and I have a small home surrounded by fruit trees we have planted during our 20 years here. Key limes next to the studio door, tangerines outside the kitchen window, and kumquats at the front door…6 trees in all. To pull liquid sunshine from the branch every morning for breakfast or for an evening drink is bliss. We enjoy sharing the fruit as well…a gift that costs nothing. We are fortunate…we have a home that is ours, decent health, loving family and friends close by, the drive to make art, our own transportation, access to healthcare, no debt, and work…work that we both love. Although we live modestly, we know we are fortunate and privileged. And today I am especially grateful for this tangerine in my hand and a life filled with sweet, sweet joy.”
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.