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It is not clear who he is, where he came from or how long he will stay, this intriguing image apparently seen thus far only on the east side of town. His eyes have a gentle look and his message, as written on the building is “You are cared for.”

A similar image was reported in the downtown area. RoundTable reporters, although given the location, were unable to find that one, and have since learned it has been removed.

A third image, painted on a red brick, found its way to the RoundTable office. A photo of that is in aRound Town. The bearer had found it near a park. She wished to remain anonymous but gave the locations to the RoundTable about where the other images might be found. (She is known to the RoundTable, and it is clear that she is a discoverer of the works, not the artist.)

In accordance with her wishes, the RoundTable will not give the exact locations of the images, because, as she said, “We don’t want anyone destroying them.”

The RoundTable welcomes any information about the image, the message and the artist, as well as photos of the image in any location: info@evanstonroundtable.com or 847-864-7741.

In the meantime, with so many things locally, nationally and internationally to weigh heavy on the mind, it may be nice for everyone to know “you are cared for.”

New Spottings As of April 15

The RoundTable has received reports of two more of these images. One appeared for a time on particle board leaning on a planter in front of Whole Foods North on Chicago Avenue at Church Street. In addition, two people independently reported seeing a brick the image near the (now empty) Dawes Park lagoon shell. The RoundTable welcomes news of this.

Mary Gavin

Mary Gavin is the founder of the Evanston RoundTable. After 23 years as its publisher and manager, she helped transition the RoundTable to nonprofit status in 2021. She continues to write, edit, mentor...