Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 24″
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This was part of my “Homelessness” series, which I began while studying at School of Visual Arts. Read about the inspiration for the entire series, the other works in the series, as well as money earned for charity, here».
The man on the lower left is based on the same person I painted for a previous piece in the series: a homeless man I met in Columbus Circle; let’s call him Joe. Joe had a bit of bad luck after losing his job in the 80’s, and never seemed to get back on his feet. He knew there were shelters but preferred to be on his own, and when I later learned about the conditions in some shelters, I do not blame him. He was very polite and grateful…
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