Silver Lining
Essence: optimism

steel and mixed media
h11 x w28 x d12
A silver lining is a metaphor for optimism in the common English-language which means a negative occurrence may have a positive aspect to it.

The origin of the phrase is most likely traced to John Milton's "Comus" (1634) with the lines,
Was I deceiv'd, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night