Art Works > Austerity and its effects.

Austerity Cuts, Homeless, Sleeping Rough.
Recycle Box Sleeper.
Gerry Gleason. 2011.
Mixed media on paper

The figure has stretched his survival skills to the limit. His modest living quarters made from a box left out at night by a commerical premises to be recycled to save the planet. The plastic sheet that covers his cardbord abode his most prized pocession. I have long admired Vincent van Gogh's mixed media drawing Sorrow, it says it all about hard times. We can inflict things on ourselves at times, but a great many suffer from powerful forces beyond the self.