Monday, June 8, 2009

Hobos Turn Garbage Into Art

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One man’s trash is a homeless man’s artistic treasure.

This Friday (Jun. 12), San Francisco’s Hospitality House homeless shelter is holding a junk art show called Tossed And Found, which will feature original artwork by the Bay City’s finest homeless.

Spokesperson Rick Darnell says the transient artists’ close connection to the streets made finding materials for their sculptures, collages, and assemblage pieces easier.

He explains, “Homeless people know how to mine the streets because they live on the street. They know the secret spots and swap junk with each other.”

For the first time ever, Darnell allowed vagrant Picassos to bring in all the garbage they wanted and gave them free license to express themselves.

He says the trash brought in has thus far produced amazing and creative masterpieces.

The fact that the artists are self-taught proves to Darnell that people don’t need a home to hone their talents.

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