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.”
Robert believes that, as with his iconic work LOVE, which became a symbol of positivity during the turbulent 1960s, four letters can change the world.
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.