Monday, 13 October 2008

Brian Haw

An Illustrated Journal Piece about Brian Haw- I decided to spent a few days with Parliament Square's most famous tenant.  At first, I felt I was an unwelcome guest. But after sketching a few protest signs, a few old supporters of Brain etc.. Brian began to see me as less of a threat, and began preaching to me, the word of brian; such as: "R.A.F. stands for-  Rule All Foreigners.....did you get that alex? Rule All FOREIGNERS". Then he offered me a commission that i should paint him a new protest sign. I kept silent and just listened; I did this piece for diplo magazine in 05- Brian had been there already for 4 years, and he's still there today. Although, he now sports a white beard.  

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