This piece is a vibrantly colorful montage of lettering in a wide range of graffiti-esque and other playful fonts echoing the word “HOPE” – a succinct and timely message considering today’s climate of uncertainty and collective angst. As we all face our personal and unique challenges, the word hope was chosen for its simplicity and flexibility of application to whatever context the viewer decides. The design layers shapes, colors, and patterns in close proximity, reminiscent of festivals of previous years where crowds of people of all ages and backgrounds gather to celebrate the beauty of the layered trees and season.
Throughout the 2021 Festival, this sculpture was located at 4th & Crittenden Streets NW. This sculpture is now located at a private residence in Washington, DC.