Abimael, 2015

Satoshi Okada

Oil on panel

I was born and raised in the Bronx. I was married for 12 and a half years. I was 18 when we got married… I’m homeless today because rent is so expensive out there. When I can, I rent a room. I take homelessness to my decision. We’re not bums… we just need understanding. People typecast us… I don’t consider us to be bums. Just because someone’s not dressed appropriately or somebody hasn’t taken a bath or somebody has a drinking problem or a drug problem, it all adds up to a person… People gotta understand that we’re all human beings.

More on the artist at www.satoshiokada.com