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London Pavement Artist (contest entry)

London Pavement Artist (contest entry)

London Pavement Artist (contest entry) by restless_dreamer
London Pavement Artist (contest entry) by restless_dreamer


Finally here's my entry for Xiakeyra's Illustrate a poem contest, below is the poem I used, I really didn't do it much justice. *walks away in shame*

London Pavement Artist
by James Schevill
His place is before, not in, the National Gallery,
On the sidewalk, down on hands and knees,
Grey hair a massive flag of identity,
Hands like hooks grappling with stone,
Savage beard a porcupine defense
Against the jeers of passerby,
Draw to eat. Simple motivation,
But what eats him is the pavement,
Devoring his images of chalk,
That rain-washed, fog-lost,wind whipped cement
On which he draws flowers and faces,
Simple subjects to elicit simple coins,
Penny and ha'penny thudding his cap.
Is it art? Stupid question.
The images of chalk fade in the rain...
Art is the pavement that eats you.

General Info

General Info

Category Miscellaneous
Date Submitted
Views 1417
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Vote Score 1
Comments 6
Media Other painting
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SkyGirl on August 15, 2007, 5:42:53 AM

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SkyGirli really like this picture
the feeling it gives me
inside when i read what
u have type in the desription
its very emotional and i love ur
art style its very realistic

EllenElizabeth on May 1, 2007, 9:08:59 AM

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EllenElizabethBeautiful and awe-inspiring :D :D :D I think it fit well with the poem, and I love the puddle and the reflection of the brick wall. I just point out details like that lol :D

Nightychao on August 26, 2006, 8:48:46 AM

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NightychaoPowerful picture.

Xiakeyra on July 20, 2006, 6:46:50 AM

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Xiakeyragreat job, the pic is accepted and thank you very much for joining my contest! I had never read anything by James Schevill before. I think you choose a very interesting and beautiful poem. The bricks turned out awesome, they're very realistic and I also like the old artist's expression.

MitchellP on July 20, 2006, 3:13:48 AM

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MitchellPThat's awesome and the poem does suit the pic very well ^_^

Aweseom Job!!


perfectpureblood on July 20, 2006, 2:52:33 AM

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perfectpurebloodwow, thats great, really beautiful poem. this picture is so sweet, you really brought it to life. great job.

love the work on the bricks! they look really real. lol.