Homelessness and shelter have been recurring themes in my work. The raw, handwritten words on a homeless person’s sign, and the indifference of the onlooker is of interest to me. When I incorporate a homeless person or refugee’s text in my metal tambourine sculptures, I hope to reinvent the importance of their message.

ROY is one of the exhibiting artists for Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home.

IMAGE: ROY, Help, 2017. Fabricated silver, brass, bottle caps, cardboard, homeless sign. 2.25" x 6" x 6".