Oil on Newspaper Covered Board
Joel lives up the long set of stairs in the top floor apartment next to the studio.
He spends a lot of time outside behind his house perched in a squat on the side of the alley puffing on his e-cigarette.
Joel wears flip flops and a hoodie all year long, except for in the hottest days of the summer when he appears shirtless, in flip flops, and white mist floating around him as he exhales.
While I think he's led a pretty hard life, he always greets me with a warm hello, and he always asks me what my most recent artwork is that I'm working on. I think he is genuinely interested in talking about art.