Faith47 in Los Angeles

A mural entitled “Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto” in Skid Row, LA. 

The large-scale public installation gives monumental space to some of America’s most marginalized people; the homeless. Skid Row is home to one of the largest populations of homeless people in the United States, with an estimated 2,500 people living on the streets within its .4 square mile radius. The title of the work, which translates to “the welfare of the people shall be the supreme law,” is a critique on the capitalistic dream, which lacks institutional empathy for non-active participants.