Art to wake up and shake up


Tess Posner is an artist, activist and award-winning social entrepreneur. She started Provoke Hope in August 2019 on Instagram in conjunction with her single “New Angels.”

“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."