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
Another tool for truth…the camera. And in the hands of an artist or journalist it can change the world. Throughout recent history photographers have brought us images that gave us real and important glimpses into the actions, places, and people that we need to see. In our collective understanding of the world around us, photography matters.
Think about the photos that have touched you, shocked you, brought you incredible joy. I think of images like Dorothea Lange’s ‘Migrant Mother’ or Jeff Widener’s capture of a man standing defiantly in front of a tank in Tiananmen Square. The horrors of war, the beauty of nature, the truth of torture, the relief of liberation…all are known by the masses through photography. I think of the the many images from the Civil Rights movement that we know shifted the hearts and minds of many who had sat passively on the side lines. The photos of Emmett Till’s open casket, police dogs attacking citizens, children knocked down by the water rushing from fire houses, men beaten with ax handles, or the arrest of Rosa Parks…all cracked open the darkness of hate for all to see. Truth.