Robert Indiana Hope Day

Hope Day was inspired by artist Robert Indiana’s 2010 interview with The Today Show, in which he said, “I’d like to cover the world with HOPE.” He believes that, as with the iconic Robert Indiana work LOVE, which became a symbol of positivity during the turbulent 1960s, four letters can change the world. And he arranges them in such a way as to make them inescapable. Robert Indiana created HOPE in 2009 with the belief that the world was ready for a new message. HOPE suggests light and illuminates a path to a better world. The “O” in HOPE leans forward, propelling us to look forward to the promise of a better, more peaceful future.

International Hope Day was created to aid Indiana in fulfilling his vision of covering the world with HOPE. Each year on the artist’s birthday, September 13, Robert Indiana HOPE sculptures will be installed and displayed in locations throughout the world. Hope Day celebrations will bring people to the sculptures to celebrate the message of hope and to fulfill the artist’s vision of a more promising future for us all.

Please join us on September 13 by visiting one of the sculptures.

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If you would like to participate in future Hope Day celebrations by installing a sculpture, please contact us. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of HOPE sculptures are used to fund Hope Day.

HOPE is the brother or close relative to LOVE and these are things that not only make life worth living but breathe life into our living.
- Robert Indiana
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
- His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
Nature has no fixed limits on our hope.
- Björk

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