Keto’s story

“Art is the only thing that lets me forget about my poverty situation. In the fourth grade I won an art award. My mom and her boyfriend stole my $10 check and bought beer. I was still happy because it was my first check I ever got.

We were evicted a lot. No water, no electricity, that type of thing. Being homeless is rough. My little brother, Devonte, hung himself in the basement where we were staying.

My art is created from found objects, like doors, that I paint with bright colors to symbolize everyone is the same. Unity – that’s the number one thing. I’m a peaceful male in a crazy world.” – Keto, Detroit, 2015

photo and interview by Christine Ward
photo and interview by Christine Ward

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