Joel Daniel Phillips 'No Regrets in Life'
In 'No Regrets in Life', Joel Daniel Phillips has created seven-foot tall charcoal and graphite odes to the homeless community of San Francisco's Central Market district. 'Through larger than life-sized renderings of individuals from my street corner, "No Regrets in Life" examines the people I encounter on a regular basis. Overlooked and unidentified, the renderings are an attempt to play with our voyeuristic tendencies toward the indigence surrounding us, hiding in plain sight. In these portraits, the subjects cease to be dark matter in our communal space and instead are revealed to be the main characters in their own narrative.'