Homes For The Homies

:: Welcome ::

"Homes For The Homies" was created as Shadowbox Art. Using this IDEA to create "Homes" for these little figurines called "Homies", the "Homes" take place in popular San Francisco locations. Have a look at the gallery section to see some amazing samples! Custom & Personalized Shadowboxes available upon request.

:: The Homies ::

The Homies are a group of tightly knit Chicano buddies who have grown up in the Mexican American barrio ( neighborhood ) of "Quien Sabe", ( who knows ) located in East Los Angeles. The four main characters are Hollywood, Smiley, Pelon, and Bobby Loco.

Their separate and distinct personalities and characteristics together make up a single, composite entity that is the "HOMIES." In an inner-city world plagued by poverty, oppression, violence, and drugs, the Homies have formed a strong and binding cultural support system that enables them to overcome the surrounding negativity and allows for laughter and good times as an anecdote for reality. The word "Homies" itself is a popular street term that refers to someone from your hometown or, in a broader sense, anyone that you would acknowledge as your friend. In use in the West Coast Latino community for decades, the word "Homies" has crossed over into the now mainstream Hip-Hop street culture that has taken America's young people by storm.

-Dave Gonzales (


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