Hope’s work includes several thought-provoking series, each incorporating a variety of media, processes, and techniques and each distinctive in its own right. On any given day you might find the smell of melted wax permeating her studio, while she is working on an encaustic painting, or you may see her sitting at a table meticulously cutting paper for one of her works in the “Alternate Endings” series. You might even see Hope in the yard ankle deep in a baby pool as she gains inspiration for her “Waterscapes” series. When not in the act of creating you will most likely find her engrossed in the research of symbols and stories. Her work, whether concrete, traditional, abstract or psychological, includes broad symbolism, memories, stories, and mythology that she finds relevant.