HOBO at Gallery Paule Anglim, 2003

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“Hobo was a peculiar Aztec god that was thrown down the pyramid temple steps and smashed into a million pieces…” This is how the tale, “Hobo”, begins. And each of those fragments became a human wandering the land in search of all the other parts of itself.

Catastrophe, often a combination of man-made and natural forces and events, is a truly mysterious thing. Hobo is an oblique poetic telling of disaster, a meditation on the AIDS crisis that began in the 1980’s and swept many, many people away.