I'm not religious, but there's a passage in the bible that resonates with me. “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
When I look at the line of people, hungry, waiting in front of CHiPS for what might be their only meal of the day, I think of that passage, and wonder if this is the best of New York City.
This piece is part of my upcoming exhibition – The Faces of CHiPs - What if God lived in Gowanus? – a series of studies and portraits of the people of CHiPs, a soup kitchen/residence that has served my neighborhood for 50 years. All proceeds from sales of paintings and prints will be donated to CHiPs to further their mission.