With a borrowed camera, I roamed the streets of L.A. between 1988 and 1990, searching for homeless people who used shopping carts for their meager belongings. I found many. Most were mentally ill. In my neighborhood, the Grocers’ Association mounted a billboard chastising those who stole shopping carts.
I mounted the hand-colored black and white prints with photocopies from the “For Rent” section of the newspaper. (1988-1991) The work was shown in several L.A. galleries and favorably reviewed by L.A. Times art critic Patricia McKenna.