The Sound of A Waving Flag
So subtle are the poetic creations of Know Hope, though the power of his black and white figures and their stitched red hearts is unmistakable, as are the truths he contains in one beautiful sentence.
Know hope tells us that he tries to document the human condition, the collective struggles, and searches for the common denominator in different contexts. On our environment he says ‘we are inseparable. A lot of times I think that people don’t realise how much of a significant part they are in composing the reality.’ Also his favourite colour is blue- with all its shades and layers like the Blues.
When speaking about the importance of creativity as human necessity, he believes that ‘it is one of the last free and immediate things we can do. It’s very organic… very intuitive.’
Pictured above is the wall he did as part of Living Walls in Atlanta, and the others were done on the streets of Cape Town and JHB during a visit to South Africa earlier this year. See more of his moving creations at this is limbo, and a great video about his recent experiences in London, The Abstract and the Very Real.