Holding Onto Hope

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Holding Onto Hope
62 in
68 in
(157 cm x 173 cm)
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During the years-long drought in the plains during the 1930’s, known as the Dust Bowl, many people held onto the hope that “Maybe it’ll rain tomorrow”. To me, the broken wagon wheel represents the broken dreams of the farmers and the complete one symbolizes the cycles of life.

The image is derived from Dorothea Lange's black and white photos of the Dust Bowl. I edited and combined images from the photos and added color, then recreated my artwork in textiles, thread and paint (the sky).