Angelus Novus by Paul Klee

Angelus Novus by Paul Klee

I started #provokehope in August 2019 on Instagram in conjunction with my single “New Angels.” Now, I’m starting an event series in the Bay Area after a successful launch event.

I wrote “New Angels” as a response to witnessing a murder in 2013 and contemplating how we can face major societal and environmental challenges that are looming in front of us without losing hope.

The title New Angels was inspired by a 1920 Paul Klee painting called New Angel (Angelus Novus), depicting the "angel of history" caught in a “storm of progress" moving from a violent, dark past to a better future.