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[NEWS] Plowing the pleas of the homeless into art

 

Near 10th and Market Streets, Edward Dunn held up a piece of cardboard on which he had scrawled a plea in the form of a question.

"What if God occasionally visits Earth disguised as a homeless guy panhandling to see how charitable we are?"

A minute later, an answer walked up: Texas-based artist Willie Baronet.

He offered to buy Dunn's sign, but not for the sake of charity or even religion.

For art.

Baronet, 54, is embarked on an unusual, long-term project, purchasing the signs of homeless people and turning them into exhibits, seeking to make people consider the meaning of home. It's called "We Are All Homeless."