Like many people, I was awake for most of the early hours before sunrise on April 16th 2013. The bloody slaughter and devastation of the previous day’s bombing at the Patriot’s Day Boston Marathon was twisting and turning through my soul. At some point during these bleak hours I envisaged this painting, I Am Hopeful. This is my love letter to you Boston.

ABOVE:  In the window this week at Lanoue Fine Art, Newbury Street, Boston MA.               I Am Hopeful, photo collage, encaustic and mixed media, 60″ x 48″.                             ©2013 Marybeth Rothman


  1. Mary Beth, this beautiful and poignant work is so moving; it touches all of us deeply. Thank you for your loving thoughts to Boston