Kimberly Canseco-Rios

STEM Academy of Hollywood

The street for some teenagers, homeless, and misfortunate people is home. They suffer through hunger, danger or challenges. Everyone calls the streets dangerous, but I believe that we all live the street life. We all suffer many times. White, black, Asian, Hispanic, rich, poor, young, old, etc. all of us have challenges and dangers to go through; figuratively or physically speaking. In the painting, people will see the different types of people representing the street life. The NBA player spray can and the spray can with bling/jewelry represent the rich. The skater represents the ordinary, and the red spray can represents the “street” people; the misfortunate. It is the way people will see because of all the stereotypical ideals humanity has. They expect all the representation.

But in this artwork, they are all together. They represent humanity and what it really is like without the stereotypes. What inspired me is the fact that many are outwardly judged because of their status in society. They are treated unfairly because of their background and aren't given a chance to prove themselves. I thought about this and decided to make everyone equal in my painting.

The street for some teenagers, homeless, and misfortunate people is home. They suffer through hunger, danger or challenges. Everyone calls the streets dangerous, but I believe that we all live the street life. We all suffer many times. White, black, Asian, Hispanic, rich, poor, young, old, etc. all of us have challenges and dangers to go through; figuratively or physically speaking. In the painting, people will see the different types of people representing the street life. The NBA player spray can and the spray can with bling/jewelry represent the rich. The skater represents the ordinary, and the red spray can represents the “street” people; the misfortunate. It is the way people will see because of all the stereotypical ideals humanity has. They expect all the representation.

But in this artwork, they are all together. They represent humanity and what it really is like without the stereotypes. What inspired me is the fact that many are outwardly judged because of their status in society. They are treated unfairly because of their background and aren't given a chance to prove themselves. I thought about this and decided to make everyone equal in my painting.