Poster Image

A Beacon of Hope


Item#: 2018SYR09

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11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

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An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

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A Beacon of Hope

poster information


A beacon of hope
City of welcoming arms
A place to call home

I am proud to belong to the Sanctuary City of Syracuse. As I drive to and from work each day on Lodi Street, my heart is warmed by the diverse immigrants living there, in tiny houses, reveling in tiny yards as their children play in safety, in the park. Because of this, the poster spoke to me. We are their beacon of hope, the promise for a better tomorrow. Our city was named for a beautiful city in Sicily by people who fled there to start a new life; for freedom and a chance to be anything they want to become. Since then, other people from different countries have fled here for different reasons but seeking the same dream. We are their light in the darkness. We are their new home.

The title given to me for the poster project was Syracuse City welcomes all nation. There is a great wealth of history demonstrating hospitality to the nations incorporated in the Judeo-Christian ethics. The knowledge of this was the source of inspiration for my collage. I envisioned a round table positioned at the center to illustrate symbolically a place where a culture meal is shared, one's national stories can be told, and events past, present or future can be discussed. A variety of written languages decorated the borders of the image to refer to the nations. There is a Syracuse city skyline in the background to convey that the city is here to welcome all nations from around the globe.