This work is part of the “Charity Project” a Collection of works with the profit proceeds donated to various Charities.
This work has been inspired by “Tribute to Tower” Grenfell Tower, UK which highlighted the lack of affordable accommodation in the UK, and the Homeless people with no Homes, especially of ex-military services, such as Army etc.
This is a word search and typically contains 4 by 4 Letter words, acronym, names (names of homeless people) from the Charites below, with special 16 Letter words such as “Hand up not hand out” & “Work out of Poverty”
Contains the name “John Bird” who was homeless at an early age and latter founded the Charity “The Big Issue”, other homeless first names contained in the work, to give a human element.
In the work, I have taken a typical “Home” resembling a Toy Home with Shapes, Rectangle, Circle, Square, Star, Hexagon, coloured, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red. Outside the Home are Dark Blue, Triangles, in similar shape to Tents of Homeless people that scatter our City Streets. The Dark Blue Triangles, don’t fit in the windows, doors shapes nor match the colours, suggesting they are Excluded from Society, living on the edges Outside. As they are excluded due having “No Fixed Abode” excluded from Benefits, Medical services, etc.
The Home has been given a transparency effect, in order to see the Text words underneath, but maybe seen as giving the Home a Fragile quality, with transparent Glass Home looking out suggesting that we maybe made Homeless due to things out of our control, such as Redundancy.
Charities which inspired the words, text & images this work, and feel free to make a donation to the Charities below:
*** 30% of the Profit from this work will be donated to the above Charities.
A4 Print 8.3″ x 11.7″ 210 mm x 297 mm Edition 1 of 25 or
A3 Print 11.7″ x 16.5″ 297 mm x 420 mm on A3 Plus Paper with white border (13″ x 19″ 329 mm x 483 mm) Edition 1 of 25