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November 28, 2008

No Home. The new Neighbours.

Mercredi 26 Novembre 2008 | Les nouveaux Voisins.
Paris. France.
26 Novembre 2008.

15 comments :

adebanji said...

Powerful sketch, I worked with the homeless for 9 years and they have told me numerous stries about sleeping rough-You have depicted something REAL here!

Don McNulty said...

Yes, powerful, a great use of wonderful drawing skills.

bh yoo said...

Warmheartedness!

gabi campanario said...

this is such a courageous and compelling drawing Laura, it shows a very real yet often forgotten side of city life

Stephen Gardner said...

Great story telling, what a scene.

Laura Genz said...

Thanks a lot all of you.
This one was a very much hard one.
While drawing such a scene, many thoughts come up. Many questions too : what am I drawing ? What do I want to tell about it and how should I tell it...
You finally get home, your home, and go to bed, your bed... but impossible to be done with it. It doesn't leave you alone...
A few days have passed since I drew it, but my mind is still busy with it.

Laura Genz said...

Hey, just want to add something to the story.
Yesterday night, I came back there and gave these men them a copy of the drawing, what I often do when I draw people. They said they will coat it with plastic to keep it protected...

Sharon Frost said...

This is so strong.

gabi campanario said...

that's terrific that you gave them a copy of the drawing and what they said, inspiring!

Tommy Kane said...

Great sketch.

Rick said...

That's the very word that came to my mind - "powerfu". The mood is set just right with the use of muted colors.

4ojos said...

Great sketch. Di you do it on the spot or from a photo?. It looks like it´s freezing

Laura Genz said...

Thanks again you all...
4ojos, actually I never draw from photos. What I am interested in is getting in places and meeting people with drawing... The final result is less important than what happens while drawing.

Ekaterina said...

yes, so powerful and so true

Anonymous said...

You really see and capture life. You say it all. I'm moved. many thanks..