Disposable Art


The last time Anna and I drove into The Zone and to the park where our homeless friends live we nailed another one of my paintings to an abandoned building. Anna commented that art is usually for rich people and how we need to leave more pieces for those trapped by poverty and addiction.

We will continue to take photos of our disposable art and briefly describe the settings that they are placed in.


BLACK CROSS CHAINED TO FENCE


Some friends and I did an art event in The Zone. Rusi hung her beautiful paintings on a chain link fence. Amber played her guitar. Others helped set up the art table which was made available for street people to draw and paint. As we were packing up to go home I chained the cross up. We figured it would be there for a few days. Two and a half years later it remains in perfect condition. No graffiti on it. No cigarette burns. The homeless people in the area have shown great respect and appreciation for this street altar.


WHITE CROSS CHAINED TO FENCE


This cross was chained to the overflow fence where homeless people sleep. It is dedicated to all who have died in The Zone. Murders, overdoses and disease have taken many lives in this area.


HAPPYTOWN POEM NAILED TO BUILDING


I used liquid nail and real nails to hang Happytown on an abandoned building near the park. Anna and I recently placed the white skull painting a few feet away.


WHITE SKULL NAILED TO BUILDING


A friend of mine called my black skull painting 'morbid.' I have used dark imagery for many years. It reflects how some people feel on the inside. From a distance it looks like a tombstone but the words painted on it are a prayer.


COLORED PAINTING


A friend of mine who battles mental illness and addiction gave me this painting. Words of hope have been written on it.



I staple my posters up but they don't last long. People take them home with them. I'm Ok with that as the concept of disposable art is exactly this. I hope they enjoy the photo and poem.