Noses Never Stop Growing,  By Angelia Ford. All rights reserved.

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The series of drawings titled “Creating Visibility for the Invisible” explores the dynamics ofhomelessness, and reveals the paths and circumstances that led to their subjects’ displacement. The drawings reflect upon the homeless individuals’ isolation, while examining the common misconceptions to focus on the long-standing chasm between the homeless and their surrounding communities.I talk to each individual for three to four hours in an effort to understand the reasons they became homeless. As references for my drawings, I take between fifteen to twenty photographs. The latitude and longitude of the location where I spoke to them is added to the drawing as a geographical point for the viewer. This is their home.

My work reveals the barriers that have been created by stereotypes, and considers the homeless population from a different perspective. In re-evaluating their plight through art, I recognize the homeless and nurture the hope that they will no longer be ignored. Instead, they are seen as people who are doing the best they can to survive. They are people who have a story, if only we would take time to listen.


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  1. I was in your work shop for the GAVA art association. I did a drawing of an eye and you said it was beautiful. I took it home and put it on my table so that everytime I walked by or looked up I would see something beautiful “watching me”. Thanks

    Lee Tisdale

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