Many years ago I lived not far from a place where men worked the street. With some I chatted, I’m fond of extraordinary surviving life stories, especially in the western world where I live. Throughout the years I read books, accounts of a reality otherwise foreign to me. Moved by their life stories I started writing poems about these boys, drawing portraits for a small fee I paid the model. This statue is a one only piece dedicated to them.
50x70cm oil painting
50×70 oil painting
30x90cm oil painting
Working on a series of statues (this is the first one, as explained in the video, link under) that I intend to donate to a museum, on the condition that it allows visitors to touch them. Think of visually impaired or blind people who could visit a museum… but also think of yourself, being encouraged to touch art, combine the tactile with visual experience.