From my conversation with the homeless girl, ‘unwanted’ was one of the words she said she felt. I thought about how to convey this in artwork. I was on a walk near my village and was shocked by the amount of junk that was thrown on the side of the road. The junk is unwanted, and so was that homeless girl. I decided to look for more household furniture, there were loads of household furniture that had been dumped on the side of the road.
Here are a few examples.
I am going to paint the furniture onto cardboard. Cardboard is something a lot of homeless people use to live on. The paintings of the unwanted household furniture will reference to homeless people and how homeless people live outside. It is important that I use household furniture to show homeless people are unwanted in their home. The furniture is in the snow which shows the types of conditions homeless people have to live in.
Below, are photographs to show the progress of some of the paintings I have created from these images.
I have taken the technique of using underpainting, something I learn in the material projects at the start of the year.
I am going to create more paintings and find new images in different weather types.