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Installation: Wood, paper, light This piece is an instillation which consists of a body in a vulnerable position on the floor (which represents a homeless person) and then a house as the background (which represents a happy home to juxtapose against the body on the floor). The background is 130cm wide by 136cm tall and the body at the bottom is 130cm wide by 72cm length and this is to attract attention to the issue of homelessness. This installation is made out of different delicate papers to connote the fragility of homeless people and on these pieces of paper I got different people to write ‘what home meant to them’. These consisted of happy phrases such as ‘Home is where my family is’ and ‘Home is where I feel safe’. I used these papers on the house background to represent a happy home and then on the body at the bottom I wrote phrases and words which represent a homeless person’s life such as ‘Why does everybody ignore me?’, ‘Lonely’ and ‘Cold’. The concept of my piece was to raise awareness of the problem of homelessness in a unique way and to attract people to look at the installation because of its beauty, and then realise the serious meaning behind it.
 
Author
Ryan Hammond , 17 yrs
 
School
Thomas Rotherham College