Artwork #119

Travelin' Musicians Need Strings and Things

by Samuel Smith, Council District 6

Oil on canvas, 2015

Courtesy of the Artist

Homelessness comes in many forms and descriptions. I want the viewer to connect to the message “Need Strings and Things”.  Thrown into the fray of poverty, many of our homeless have dreams that have been deferred due to their situation. They hang out in public spaces-praying-hoping-wishing to be recognized for their self-worth and value as a citizen, not just a social stigma. Many just want the ability to simply access strings and things.