Brush Strokes for Homeless Folks: A fundraiser for the Guest House of Milwaukee
By donating a dollar or more, make your brushstroke on the canvas and watch the painting emerge over two weeks. As the public makes donations and brushstrokes, they can place a bid to buy the finished work.
The painting was drawn in by Oliver Benson on a 6'x4' canvas donated by Steve Kaishian of Infrastructure Canvas. Five people showing racial diversity are holding up children, our future and symbols of hope. They are "keeping their heads above water" (Lake Michigan) delighting in humanity, floating on a painter's palette- the raft of life, guided by the paint brush, both oar and rudder. The lighthouse represents clearly seeing the way of generosity toward all (lending a hand while painting your stroke) and is an icon for recovering addicts and alcoholics. The two outer figures are holding paint brushes, having painted in the clouds on which the cherub-children play.