|'Wasted Youth' artist book made in collaboration Warren and Lois 2015|
The majority of arthur+martha CIC projects artworks and poems are made in collaboration with others. In the case of The Homeless Library, those others are homeless men and women and other vulnerable people in our society, those with mental health problems, substance and alcohol abuse, the lonely- using contemporary 'soup kitchen's'.
Sadly we have met many ex-military personnel during our project. Warren we met at The Wellspring, Stockport. During our encounters he gave articulate, passionate, at times angry accounts of the many ex-military he has met on the street. The stories he channeled into poems and wrote into handmade books. Next year these will be shown alongside many of the other artist books, recordings, poems, interviews in a touring exhibition.
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Warren wrote 'Wasted Youth into a folded book, inside the cover is a photo of Warren graduating. The cover is an illustration of a soup kitchen during the Crimea War with the words written 'I've been lost all over the country, everywhere.'