PHOTO COLUMN. Boston, MA 7/29/2008 Artists for Humanity in the Fort Point Arts District in Boston, MA on Tuesday, July 29, 2008. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Section: Metro Slug: n/a Reporter: Yoon S. Byun
Name: Jerome Shelton
Occupation: Artist/painter at Artist for Humanity
Location of Photograph: Paint studio wall of Artist for Humanity
On My Mind: I have a lot on my mind, mostly things about life, emotions and relationships and things that are futuristic. My newest painting however is dominant on my mind. My piece is about an expressive man just like me. His soul is powered through music. His heart is a subwoofer that's powerful, it sends out ripples. He's colorful because he's open-minded. He doesn't discriminate. His hat has speakers because he speaks his mind. He wields a microphone because he spits deep poetry of his soul enlightening the whole world. His arms are back like a bird, because he's free as a bird. When I make a piece, I try to express myself because community, love, peace, and the arts is what will propel us to the future of our future.