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Street Art: These sketches show what it means to be ‘down-and-out’ in London

The Big Issue’s Street Art page gives talented, marginalised individuals an outlet for creative expression

‘Home Is Where The Park Is’
by Anonymous 

“People think they almost recognise the places I try to draw, but they could be anywhere really,” reflects this artist, who was homeless for a time and now is vulnerably housed.

His simple sketches vividly convey what it means to be “down-and-out” in London. “I see rough sleepers around town every day,” he goes on. “I identify with them, but I can’t really do much to help, except just being friendly.

I draw pictures of people in doorways, or sitting out on the street. I don’t do likenesses very often… I don’t want to be intrusive. I tend to draw approximations of what I see around the town. Typical scenes… all too typical.”

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