All over the world, rainbows have long been a symbol of hope. This particular amalgamation of rainbows, however, represent a specific hope for me and my husband: a rainbow baby. A rainbow baby is a name coined for a healthy baby born after a miscarriage. Having been through 2 miscarriages in the last year, this is what hope embodies for us.
“This piece, rendered with plastic grocery bags and a natural flower, juxtaposes and combines the environmental impact of human consumption with the unwavering force of nature, always changing and growing. The intertwined black and white bags depict a humanistic perspective, the need for individuals and communities to come together to create a better future.”
“Uncovering HOPE” is subliminal and speaks to what we’re seeing in the wake of all the news. Simply put, I have sons. Hope can wain if we ignore the pain. Again I say “we never fix what we never face.
Gail S. Kotel
This piece was originally titled Gun Range – but I renamed it Pioneering to make it more accessible. Mary Louise was a remarkable proper lovely woman. She loved high tea, art, opera and…guns. It was good for me to know someone and like and respect them in so many ways except her politics and love of guns. I always felt a sense of hope with Mary Louise. She never lost hope in her husband, as his dementia got worse and worse, eventually driving them out of their home to get medical attention. She remained positive about life and always found a reason to smile.
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”
– Michelle Obama
Author & Editor: Mildred Mugauri