The “Homeless Jesus” sculpture is a visual representation of the need to remember the “least of these” in our society. This is the only one of its kind in Tampa.

Prominent at the south entrance of the campus on Tyler St. is a humble silhouette seeking obscured respite.

The thought-provoking bronze sculpture by Canadian sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz depicts an unidentified sleeping person, covered with a blanket, on a park bench. Considered controversial by some, those passing by do not know it is Jesus until they take a closer look. There are holes in the feet.

Plan to visit The Portico and view this piece of art on your next trip to downtown Tampa.