Part of the current culture when CHiPs is giving away their food, is the line of people waiting to eat and take home pantry items. The people in the line are mostly quiet, in their own world, but when they get to the end, they meet a courteous and happy person who checks in with them and gives them their food. It's really a community.
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.
The original is 10" x 8" pen and ink on white paper.