Taking Action... For Hope

Tracy May Fouts's avatar Tracy May Fouts

Webster’s dictionary defines the verb, ‘hope,’ as, “To desire with expectation of obtainment.” This ‘desire’ described here is an action, but there is also action required for this obtainment to take place. We often have to make a choice or take action for obtainment of hope to be delivered. All of these pieces reveal various stages of hope. For example, the farmer cannot have hope of future growth without first planting seeds. The only way for the plant to have hope of living, is if someone waters the plant. There is hope for the ox to share its burden if another chooses to step in and help with the weight. In some of these pieces the hope is being delivered, and in some, the viewer is called to bring hope. We cannot always sit and wait for things to happen in this world for our benefit. If we want change, we often have to take action. My goal is for us as individuals to be a force for change and hope.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Linoleum Block Prints
  • Width: 1
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 1