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The 2008 financial collapse left many homes empty and deserted. These homes can be anywhere, but it easy to see them in rural areas, windows dark, the door ajar, a yard with a broken down automobile, a crummy shed, and some plastic children's toys, all strewn about the weeds and grass. 

What does it feel like to lose a home? The swirl of emotions and anger, mixed with feelings of injustice. Shame. At one time there was a social contract that if you played by the rules, went to school, got a job, and worked hard everything would be fine. That's not true anymore. You can do everything right and still end up broke and homeless. 

This is a passage from Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five:

 

America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves...Every other nation has folk traditions of men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous, and therefore more estimable than anyone with power or gold. No such tales are told by the American poor. They mock themselves and glorify their betters. 

 

Foreclosure. 30 X 30 Acrylics and house paint. Gels and pumice.