Thursday, August 16, 2007

American Veteran;Homeless Hombre

This is a portrait of Walter. (shown in mid stage and finished below) He was an indigent American Veteran who visited my studio for the past few years at Gallery on First in Sanford Florida. Every month Sanford has an event called Alive After 5. He is portrayed here at the Sanford de Mayo 2007 event where Walter was enjoying himself wearing a sombrero.

He would disappear every so often and when he showed up he would explain he had been in the hospital with pneumonia, or lost his place of shelter. He hasn't been around in a few months. Perhaps he received the money he was awaiting along with fulfilled dreams of owning his own home again. He would tell me he was supposed to get money for being a veteran and how he had to keep getting a bus to go and do paperwork. This piece will be featured in an upcoming show. I will post more on the exciting show later.

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