“Know Hope” Depicts Conflict in Israel

Know Hope’s figures are frequently in conflict with one another or with themselves, with no one appearing to win, and everyone damaged – sometimes with copious blood dripping and limbs askew or missing .  After a visit by Irish street artist Conor Harrington, who did a new piece with him a couple of weeks ago, it looks like Know Hope got inspired to do some new solo wall pieces.  Both of them are quite moving.

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This one is particularly well placed in a context of a dilapidated structure – as if the history of the room bespeaks a conflict of it’s former inhabitants, who obviously ran out of time.

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This larger scale piece is accompanied around the corner with a poem that some how gives voice to the piece.  I’d rather let the piece speak for itself this time.

(both images courtesy the artist)

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