“Hope Bold” was released Independence Day 2015 in an edition of fifty, one to represent each of the United States. She weighs eighty one pounds and takes eight weeks to cast, polish and hand patina in Lehi, Utah. The artist R. Garth is a Utah native and was the founder and CEO of a very successful visual branding and design company. His client list included Disney, Ritz-Carolton, Four Seasons, Nintendo, Marriott, Starwood, Nokia, Motorola and PF Changs. The financial rewards were fantastic but with that success came pressures and disappointments that led him to leave that world behind and focus on the things in life that matter. “Hope Bold” is just one of R. Garth’s amazing flags. He has also created a life-size limited edition American and Texas Flag. Feel free to call the gallery if you have any questions or if you’d like to add “Hope Bold” to your collection.
“This work represents the bold hope that exists within oppressed people of the world in their alliances with the United States. While sculpting this work, the Kurdish people and their fighting force, the Peshmerga (nemesis to ISIS) came to mind as an example of the most bold of this hope.” ~ R. Garth July 2015