The Anonymous Pedestrians

by Jerry Kalina (2005)

The Anonymous Pedestrians are fourteen cast bronze life-size, standing on both sides of the streets of Poland. Among them are a mother with a child, an old woman with a cane, a woman with shopping bags, a man with a suitcase and ten other pedestrians. The more “anonymous” approach the edge of the carriageway, the deeper they sink into the sidewalk.

Hebrews 13:1-6

Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” So we can say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper;
I will not be afraid.
What can anyone do to me?”

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