Hope

PARTICIPATE:   Elevation   |   Fear   |   Purpose   |   Hope   |   Future

Xavier Cortada, “HELLO my hope is,” ink on nametag, 2″ x 3″, 2021.
(Background image is Cortada’s “A-56: Pinecrest, Florida (USA),” Antarctic Ice Painting)

WHAT IS YOUR HOPE?

A son, who a son who lives in Miami Gardens near the Dolphins Stadium (elevation 8.91’) could write:
HELLO, my hope is that delegates of COP26 will act swiftly to lower global carbon emissions.

VOICES

My hope is... the polar ice caps do not melt in my lifetime and that polar bears and snow leopards do not become extinct. That Covid gives the world a reality check to take better care of the earth and mankind before it’s too late.

Stephanie DeThomas, Miami, FL 33160

My hope is... that Puerto Rico might have more climate stability from hurricanes and earthquakes

Silvia Cubina, Miami, FL 33134

My hope is... that powerful governments and corporations will change and act boldly to decarbonize the economy now.

Tim Forker, Brooklyn, NY 11215

My hope is... all moderate & heavy users of fossil fuels will use an app to see their carbon footprint and work to reduce it.

Steve Hagen, Tucker, GA 30084

My hope is... to establish and better enforce marine protected areas across the globe, especially in less developed nations and a preventive measure. I would also like to see more restoration of the reefs in the United States, especially the Florida keys reef tract. And I would love to see the United States, specifically Florida, create more jobs in the environmental realm (specifically law, policy, and enforcement).

Jordan Maun, Miami, FL 33143

My hope is... that all global leaders will act quickly to turn emissions reduction targets into action.

Amanda Sherlock, Doral, FL 33178

My hope is... for political will and moral leadership to save our planet.

Sheryl Gold, Miami, FL 33134

My hope is... that delegates of COP26 put the future of all over the profits of a few. We cannot afford to waste another moment. World leaders must reject our reliance on fossil fuels.

Dalton Hesley, Miami, FL 33133

share your hope with the world

Take a selfie with your hope tag and post it on social media, tagging @xcortada and #HelloMyHopeIs, to be considered for a future exhibition by the artist.

share your hope with the world

Take a selfie with your hope tag and post it on social media, tagging @xcortada and #HelloMyHopeIs, to be considered for a future exhibition by the artist.