Sometimes Mother Nature can be a work of art. Just ask 'Hobo Cyrus.' 

"Dude, I'm not giving out my last name," he told me. 

In case you were curious as to what 'hobo' means... 

"A hobo is classified as a traveling worker."

Cyrus travels in his 1995 Monterrey motor home. You might have seen it parked near Riverside Drive near the McKinley School.  

Last December, though, Hobo Cyrus found himself between a rock and a hard place. 

"I ran out of fuel."

Unable to travel, Cyrus did what any hobo would do: work. So he grabbed some stones from the Truckee River, balanced it into a duck, and people loved it.  

"The reaction was just too good."

People actually began to donate money

Fast forward to April, and Riverside Drive has been transformed.  

"It's the Hobo Art walk."

Along this art walk, there are dozens of rock sculptures. One person is watching traffic. Another is passed out in the grass. One rock person is sitting by the river.

"He's just nestled right into the perfect spot."

There's even a spider, a dog, and this thing:  "I call it an entreega cat."

And people seem to like a statue of two birds sitting on top of a heart. 
 
"People need to smile," he said. "They need a break. And if I can deliver that, I don't mind. I enjoy building these things."

Indeed, his work makes a lot of people smile.

"I absolutely love it," said John Garfinkle. "I think it's great. Fantastic. It makes Reno look good."
 
"I love it," said Linda Larish. "It's such a gift to everyone of us. And I'm so thankful for hobo. He lifts our spirit with his beautiful artwork." 

It helps Cyrus too. He's out here more than 40 hours a week. And if you ask this hobo if this is a job? He says it's far from it.     
 
"I guess it's my way of paying it forward. It feeds my spirit."

On Saturday, April 23rd, 'Hobo Cyrus' is hosting his 'Hobo Love' event where he sells bolted rock sculptures. Instead of paying Cyrus, he wants people to pay it forward by doing a good deed with that money for somebody else.