|Can Fire in the Park, Beuford Delany, 1946|
Vivid colors thick on canvas convey the need for fire for the homeless in the city. Around the fire is heat, light, life, comfort, and community.This is a reminder to "guide us down the dusty roads of this world so that we may lift up the downcast, heal the broken, reconcile what is lost, and bring peace amidst unrest." (Garth House, Litanies for All Occasions)
See Can Fire in the Park at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.