The Matter of the Heart

The Matter of the Heart - Healing the Homeless - Jeff Horn, Portrait Artist of the book IN OUR EYES, IN OUR WORDS and Bill Protzmann, Teacher and Musician for the Homeless

Episode Summary

Homelessness is becoming more of a growing concern. There are 200,000 homeless people in the state of California in the United States. Which countries have little homelessness? Listen to Jeff Horn, portrait and landscape artist as he discusses his 300 charcoal portraits with quotes from each homeless person. Jeff worked with Bill Protzmann, award winning multi talented musician, and practical heart trainer who teaches and engages the homeless with music. Jeff spent over 300 hours sitting with the homeless learning about their backgrounds with compassion, respect and understanding. " During these sessions, I realized that the experience was cathartic for my homeless subjects and often emotional for me". Who are the homeless? What are their backgrounds? How did they get into their situation? Which countries in the world have a limited homelessness situation and what about the refugees? What prevents the homeless person to go to the next step? How can society help? Did you ever think that a homeless person may think that they are in a family of their own? Are some veterans in a tough homeless dilemma? Learn how the drawing of a homeless helped with their self empowerment. Do you remember the movie, The Soloist with Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.? How does a homeless person embrace their faith? Each sitting lasted 2 half hours. There is such insight with this podcast. You will connect to the human side. Here is the link to some of the portraits in the book IN OUR EYES, IN OUR WORDS. You will be able to see some of the charcoal portraits.