Untitled (Hope)

Autumn 2023



Hope, 2021, oil, oil sticks, and acrylic on canvas. 

Jadé Fadojutimi, British  born 1993.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY



Is everything in the universe just hanging there while…



Leaves of a tulip poplar in autumn, Winterthur, Delaware




Sky Windows, 1984, oil on canvas.

  Paul F. Keene, Jr., 1920-2009, American.  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia




Oh No!, 2007, carved Castello boxwood with enamel paints, lacquer, 14-karat yellow gold, old European-cut diamonds, and epoxy.

Sharon Church, American born 1948.  Smithsonian Renwick Museum, Washington, DC




Persephone Judith Schaecter 2015-2
Persephone Judith Schaecter 2015-5
Persephone Judith Schaecter 2015-3
Persephone Judith Schaecter 2015-4

Persephone, 2015;  stained glass, cut, sandblasted, engraved, painted, fired and assembled with copperfoil.

Judith Schaecter, American born 1961

Persephone – archetype of the dutiful daughter – descending to Hades at the beginning of Autumn in a deal brokered by Jupiter.

She rejoins her mother, Demeter, on the surface of the earth at the beginning of Spring. 







Untitled (Web #1), 1999, charcoal on paper, and detail.

Viya Celmins, American born Latvia, 1938. National Galleries of Scotland on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY in 2019/2020





Lobster trap and fish tail, 1939, painted steel wire and sheet aluminum. 

Alexander Calder, 1898-1976, American.  MOMA, NY




This image from the Pace website

This image from the Pace website

The Hive, 2020, stainless steel, aluminum, polycarbonate, LED lights and lacquer. Above the 31st Street entry of Amtrak’s Moynihan Train Hall, NY

Elmgreen and Dragset (Michael Elmgreen, born 1961, Denmark and Ingar Dragset born 1969, Norway).

An imaginary cityscape of buildings in New York and elsewhere in the world, hanging upside down.




Celestial  Body, 2005, bronze, brass and aluminum.  Larry Bergner, American born 1952. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC






Man of Faith, 1983, oil on canvas. 

Georg Baselitz, German born 1938. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY




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Boy and moon, 1906–1907, pen, brush and ink and transparent and opaque watercolour on paper. 

Edward Hopper, 1882-1967, American. Whitney Museum of (North) American Art





while the young, 

ready to break out their minds and liberate their feet in acts of mass solidarity;

their fingers crossed, 

are ready also to hope?



Green, 2007, vinyl tempera print on board. 

Joy Feasley born 1966, vinyl tempera paint on board.  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia




Jonathan, 2020, graphite and white charcoal on vellum.

Rachel Falzon, no DOB or nationality given.  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia




The Abolitionists in the Park, 2020-2022, oil on canvas. 

Nicole Eisenmann, American born 1966.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY


The artist relays the social, emotional, and sometimes sexual energy which binds people who act in concert. 

This painting reflects such action in New York City following the start of the Black Lives Matter movement.  Action which continues on the part of this and other major concerns, notably the state of the environment and ecological policy; mass economic inequalities worldwide; and the actual status of women; and of minority communities in many countries.




Hope is : Wanting to Pull Clouds, 1992, polyester resin and acrylic on canvas. 

Sigmar Polke, 1941-2010, German.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC







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