"Homeless Jesus" in Buffalo

"Homeless Jesus"
Via de' Puccio, Florence, Italy

Sculptor: Timothy C. Schmalz

February 2019 photos

Timothy C. Schmalz, "Homeless Jesus"
(online March 2020)

The “Homeless Jesus” sculpture is a visual representation of Matthew 25. The sculpture suggests that Christ is with the most marginalized in our society. The Christ figure is shrouded in a blanket with His face covered with the only indication that the figure is Jesus being the visible wounds on the feet. The life-size version of the work provides enough room for someone to sit on the bench and is cast in bronze metal measuring 36”H x 84”L x 24”D."

Site includes photos of Pope Francis blessing one of the statues.  Site also includes photos of a number of "Homeless Jesus" statues around the world.

Note stigmata, the only identifiable feature that indicates that is a depiction of Jesus

See an identical statue of "Homeless Jesus" Buffalo, NY

Photos and their arrangement 2020 Chuck LaChiusa
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