The T-shirt Project
I created a not-for-profit t-shirt project in which I drew portraits of homeless individuals and then printed these drawings onto t-shirts. Each individual sold a t-shirt bearing their hand-drawn portrait and kept 100% of the profit. This project was funded by placing posters on the street that had the same images drawn on them with a scannable QR code. The passerby could scan the poster's QR code, open up a website, and purchase a t-shirt at full price allowing for 12 more t-shirts to be printed. This project connected people who were able to afford to buy the first i-phone with homeless individuals. It created awareness of the overlooked and oft-forgotten while offering homeless vendors an entrepreneurial self-empowerment platform to build upon. This project was documented for five years through photographs and oil paintings.