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.

“From the brilliant Nikki Giovanni…one of my favorite writers, who I have had the great fortune to meet and hear up close. “She knows who she is, because she knows who she isn’t.” A seemingly simple concept, but it is deceptive in its complexity and depth. Just like carving all this little letters.

These words seem even more important as so many of us enter a year looking to claim who we are…in our intentions and, more importantly, in our actions. I am feeling very clear at the moment about who I am and who I am not, what I must do and what I can leave behind, who I want to spend this precious time with and who doesn’t love me enough to remain. I hope the same for you…and for those who have been setting the example…thank 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.