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
“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.”