Hope & Courage


year: 2011

original dimensions: 48 x 48

"We lost almost everything, but we have one thing.  That is hope.  Today is better than yesterday and I hope tomorrow will be better than today."

This piece is my tribute to Northern Japan.  It is my homage to all the relief workers.  It is my prayer for all the survivors, the victims, and their loved ones. Date Masamune, known as the 'one-eyed dragon' with a moon crescent on his helmet, is an iconic historical figure of Northern Japan.  Here he is wounded and battling for survival.  Yet his remains defiant, determined to protect the golden koi in his arms.  The koi represents 'hope' and the resiliency of every survivor.

*100% of profits from print sales of Hope & Courage will go to Stand Up for Japan for immediate relief efforts

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