World at Large

10″ x 10″ on canvas

Price: $35.00

Artist: Hope

About the Artist:
“Hope” was born in Chattanooga, TN.. She graduated from Bradley Co. High School and joined the U.S. Air Force at age 17. In the USAF, she trained as an EMT and as a paramedic, but was unable to finish due to illness. She was diagnosed with an auto immune tissue disorder, possibly from a reaction to her military immunizations. Despite coming near-death, she later graduated from UTC with dual dgrees in Psychology and Non-Profit Management, with a minor in Criminal Justice. She has always pushed her body to the limit, whether it was climbing, surfing at the beach, snowboarding in the mountains, or competitive athletics. “Being a Veteran, I don’t see quitting as an option. My disability increasingly impacts my mobility, but my art has stepped up to fill the void. I am drawn to street art and intentionally use boards, paint, and materials that I find in abandoned, trashed urban areas. It cleans up the spaces, helps minimize my footprint, and brings the energy of where those items have been to my work. My splatter layers are typically created by popping discarded paint cans left behind from fellow graffiti artists. My work is grounded at the intersection of the personal and collective expression of pain and power. “

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