(b. 1953, Santa Barbara, CA. Live and works in Los Angeles, CA)
Darryl Curran created Hope=Strength using a scanner-as-camera. On the glass platen he placed a claw hammer (he tried various), twine, a small rose, and finally—complicating the construction—a photogram from 2011. The photogram itself shows a shadowy hammer and a branching leaf. The piece, states Curran, sets the living, the organic, against hard reality.