The 700 billion dollar bailout. People living on the streets with stolen grocery store shopping
carts for homes. Years of greed and lies. Years of money sucking speculation. The editor of The Wall Street Journal warns that bailout plans steal from future generations. He calls it "child abuse" to focus attention, compares it to telling a bed time story to his children:
"Someone is going to take your piggy bank."
The greed advocates blame people who can't pay their home mortgages. I teach in expensive art schools that are surrounded by homeless people. I've seen this contrast for over a decade. I decided to draw these things, these people, the greed. Started in Las Vegas where greed should have been evident. It wasn't. Gamblers there were petty. At home in San Francisco, I began to study the shopping cart people. They were zombie like, the living dead. They were poor, it seemed to me, though I'm told that most are mentally disturbed, many are drug addicted. It doesn't matter. I'll draw them. - excerpt from Barron Storey's statement regarding Cardboard Town.Cardboard Town
by Barron Storey
July 9 through August 15, 2009
Bert Green Fine Art102 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013