Shopping Cart Soldiers
The Streets of San Francisco are full of veterans with shopping carts. We live in such an extreme capitalist system that veterans have very limited options to survive in this hostile environment. Shopping Cart Soldiers is a spray painting action that happened along one cold night in the Mission District in San Francisco. I created a stencil with the image of a shopping cart and used orange spray to delimit the territory where homeless people sleep.
Paz de la Calzada, a native of Madrid, Spain, is a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, sculpture and installation. She received a BFA at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and received her MFA at UNAM, Mexico City. Paz de la Calzada has exhibited her work in United States, Europe and Mexico and has work included in public and private collections of contemporary art. She was originally invited to the Bay Area to participate at Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and has had additional residencies at Kala Art Institute and Millay Colony for the Arts in NY. She has also pursued collaborative art projects, workshops and exhibitions in Cuba and Puerto Rico. She currently maintains a studio in San Francisco.