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Ramón

by: Cinthia Baseler, Manchester, United Kingdom

A single drop of kindness can change someone's day.

quote by: Sally K., 8th Grade, Sarasota Middle School, Sarasota, Florida
teacher: Lindsay Marks

Artist Statement

The subject of my work is Ramón. Ramón doesn't have a home. He has a trolley where he stores and transports everything he owns. When I met him, he was trying to sell some antiques he had found. I asked him what his favorite item was, and he showed me this painting. He said he loved the contrast between the colors and the deep black background. I asked him if I could take a photo of him with it and he was very flattered. I never saw him again, but I will always remember him. Homeless people are people; acknowledging and respecting them is vital to our humanity.