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
“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”
These words from Elie Wiesel are powerful and still so relevant. They are born of his experience as a survivor of the Holocaust. He endured unimaginable horrors in labor and concentration camps, where his father, mother, and one of his beloved sisters were murdered by the Nazis. As we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance day by honoring the survivors and rescuers, and remembering the millions of lives lost we can not forget the importance stepping up, shining the light of truth, and acting on behalf of our fellow human beings.”