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Street Art: Raphael’s landscape is a journey from despair to hope

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


By Raphael Kellett

“My name is Raphael and in the past I have slept rough while struggling with alcoholism as well as mental health issues. I have now sobered up and live in a supported housing project in north London. I wanted to draw a picture representing my upward journey from despair to hope. In Stonestairway I also wanted to show that anyone with a biro can create a piece of artwork.”


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