LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An anonymous artist whose paintings are seen throughout Skid Row is producing a piece on canvas for the first time to raise funds for the homeless.
“The main issue I’m concerned about is extreme poverty and the 150,000 children that are homeless,” explained the artist known as Skid Robot.
Some of the paintings and murals made by Skid Robot carry their meaning with words, while others in shape and form, providing a throne for a man in a wheelchair or a bedroom to frame a makeshift mattress.
Skid Robot’s Instagram page profiles the many homeless men and women he has met and the art he has created around them.
His message is simple: “If we choose to see them as sub-human, then in our own sense, in a sense, we’ve lost our humanity to feel for others.”
Skid Robot says the proceeds from the painting on canvas — a milestone in his lifetime — will be used to help build a home for a transient, known as The Birdman.
“Something that can provide him some kind of privacy. Something that will still be in our artistic installation and symbolism of the message in the heart,” he said.