Friday, 1 December 2017

I've felt witnessed seen

Kill them before they kill me
movement sight smell
educate myself 
dog eat cat
educate myself be
succinct in life
got to choice the rite road in life
and I will
stick to it
A friend murdered 97 injuries
I've felt witnessed seen
affected me big time.....


Unedited poem from Anon, 
A veteran of the armed forces. 


rusting fabric and paper for the project Armour.

Armour is a project that uses words and stitches to explore the ways we protect ourselves. It is a collaboration with veterans of armed conflict and with people who have lived experience of homelessness. We asked people to describe their personal "armour", physical and mental. Artworks inspired by gambesons, the quilted jackets worn under suits of armour, were made out of rust dyed fabric and embroidered with poems, and other writings. arthur-martha.com/portfolio/armour/

Monday, 27 November 2017

Street

Being in the street
looking over my shoulder
paranoia
the night
dark
shaking
scared to fall asleep
got to stay awake
thieves
people trying to hurt
vulnerable
suicide
anxiety
asking for money
don't know who
hunger
weight loss
alone.


Saf Hussain





Armour is a project that uses words and stitches to explore the ways we protect ourselves. It is a collaboration with veterans of armed conflict and with people who have lived experience of homelessness. We asked people to describe their personal "armour", physical and mental. Artworks inspired by gambesons, the quilted jackets worn under suits of armour, were made out of rust dyed fabric and embroidered with poems, and other writings. arthur-martha.com/portfolio/armour/

Friday, 24 November 2017

Angels with delight

ANGELS
WITH DELIGHT
TAKE
FLIGHT


Peter Twigg


Peter Twigg's Angels



Armour is a project that uses words and stitches to explore the ways we protect ourselves. It is a collaboration with veterans of armed conflict and with people who have lived experience of homelessness. We asked people to describe their personal "armour", physical and mental. Artworks inspired by gambesons, the quilted jackets worn under suits of armour, were made out of rust dyed fabric and embroidered with poems, and other writings. arthur-martha.com/portfolio/armour/

When

When you are in a peaceful vicinity
try and work out Infinity
It brings you to immortality
that is my mentality.


Anonymous





Armour is a project that uses words and stitches to explore the ways we protect ourselves. It is a collaboration with veterans of armed conflict and with people who have lived experience of homelessness. We asked people to describe their personal "armour", physical and mental. Artworks inspired by gambesons, the quilted jackets worn under suits of armour, were made out of rust dyed fabric and embroidered with poems, and other writings. arthur-martha.com/portfolio/armour/

The Rain Thumps

Things we do for the better can leave us the worse for wear

The rain thumps my umbrella 
I'm dropping my guard, I can't believe it went so well.
There's no place like… home?
And knock on the door to tell 
The one who I love:
“Make sure you close the blinds
And continue my journey in the rain.”


Gavin Farquharson


poem by Gavin Farquharson. 
Armour is a project that uses words and stitches to explore the ways we protect ourselves. It is a collaboration with veterans of armed conflict and with people who have lived experience of homelessness. We asked people to describe their personal "armour", physical and mental. Artworks inspired by gambesons, the quilted jackets worn under suits of armour, were made out of rust dyed fabric and embroidered with poems, and other writings. arthur-martha.com/portfolio/armour/


Armour is a project that uses words and stitches to explore the ways we protect ourselves. It is a collaboration with veterans of armed conflict and with people who have lived experience of homelessness. We asked people to describe their personal "armour", physical and mental. Artworks inspired by gambesons, the quilted jackets worn under suits of armour, were made out of rust dyed fabric and embroidered with poems, and other writings. arthur-martha.com/portfolio/armour/