The creation "Breaking Through The Shadows" shall represent the Hope. Even in the darkest time, it is still there. It appears unexpectedly, for a short moment. That gets shown by the splattering darkness. Hope is a belief for better circumstances, thats why the stretching hand is white. It is also a nice contrast for the build and clarifie sthe meaning of the creation. I had chosen a black ground too because we often first realize that speciall feeling of Hope if things went bad.