Where darkness recoils in the face of a solitary light, where the essence of hope pierces through the veil of despair. Drawing inspiration from Tennyson's immortal lines, "Though much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield," the artworks capture the eternal struggle between darkness and light, between the forces of evil and the resilience of hope and the triumph of light.

Each piece invites the viewer to witness the power of illumination or hope as it dispels the shadows of malevolence, reminding us of the timeless truth encapsulated in Longfellow's words, "The light of love, the purity of grace, the mind, the music breathing from her face, the heart whose softness harmonized the whole, and oh, that eye was in itself a soul!"

Through this series, I invite you to contemplate your battles against darkness, urging you to find solace in the flicker of hope that eternally burns within us. Even in the darkest of times, a single flame of hope has the power to banish the shadows and illuminate the path to redemption.