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.
Hope wrote of this image…”Water is on my mind. Maybe it is the constant rain in my corner of the world or the time spent this week working for residents still recovering from Hurricane Irma. Maybe it is wishing I could sit at the ocean’s edge today or having read a recent article on the continued debacle in Flint, MI. But I am actually driven to do this image because of the remarkable changes happening to our waterways in Florida due to a lack of leadership. The Everglades are sicker than ever, algae blooms are taking over rivers, lakes, and the Gulf, and my news feed is filled with the horrific loss of marine life. I am grateful to environmentalists working to save our waterways, but we all must play a role. Yes, personal conservation matters, but we must elect people into office who will aggressively reverse this terrible trend. Vote for water. After all, water is life!”
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.