Rick, 2015

Shaun Leonardo

Charcoal on paper

I went to high school in the Philippine Islands because my father was Air Force. That started me traveling. This time last year I was in Poland, then at a hotel in the Catskill mountains.. But the hotel I worked at closed down, so that’s why I came here. Hotel work is seasonal. So every time the season’s over, you go from there. I love working in hotels. That’s the thing, you have to have something that you like, that you wanna go to every day, and for me, it’s hotels. Everything is clean and everything is fresh. I was a dining room Maitre D’. The city is where you come when you can’t go anywhere else.

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