Hope is a tribute to the American people. It is drawn from the artist’s experience at the events and rallies she witnessed; the quiet, patient hope she saw there. Many people had been waiting generations for this moment; others queued in the rain for hours and hours. Everyone was watching.
The pensive faces are looking out in a moment of grace and calm, a gesture of acknowledgement and patience. The additional 24ct gold leaf stars play with dualistic concepts of night and day, dreams and hopes, and are placed in the form of an arc reflecting the arc of time, the arc of history. The stars represent the fixed luminous point in the sky towards which their dreams are directed - a symbol of hope and peace at the unknown which lies ahead. Stars have a role in all mythological, and spiritual systems around the world symbolising something that is of a higher realm, of something that is beyond human. Stars are often seen as a symbol of divine guidance, of enlightenment or in the darkness