Since cavemen painted on walls and even as recently as the 1940’s during the Depression when Hobos left symbols on sidewalks or the sides of buildings drawn with a rock or coal, people have communicated in images. Leaving drawn or painted images to help guide or encourage their fellow man. Based on the concept of Peace Poles, which are posted to promote world peace. The goal is to narrow the focus to the things that our fellow men and women around us struggle with on a daily basis, imparting a little heart and understanding to each other and our struggles. When you begin to attach images and symbols to our various struggles they begin to look more and more alike than different. Human condition is our common denominator and art is our universal communicator. Aristotle once said: “THE AIM OF ART IS TO REPRESENT NOT THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE OF THINGS, BUT THEIR INWARD SIGNIFICANCE.” Look for the use of common Hobo symbols throughout the artwork.
- Art form: Time-Based
- Medium: wood posts and acrylic paint
- Year created: 2014
- Height: various up to 8ft