Before an eviction

These are two scenes I drew the week before the eviction of the Calais Jungle. The mood in the camp was heavy and tense, as people passed information around, uncertainty and confusion seemed to hang between every interaction. But many also expressed that they were used to this, born in a refugee camp, and hounded across Europe, the only thing to do was to continue with life as usual, in the restaurants, bakeries and homes- normalcy: an act of defiance in the face of police oppression.

Sketching homes in the Calais Jungle on discarded material. A ghetto which has emerged in the shadow of the motorway, the border between Europe and the Uk. The product of sick politics which is driven by fear, but within it are examples of the best of humanity, support, generosity and resilience, as life must go on even in the most oppressive circumstances.

Sketching homes in the Calais Jungle on discarded material. A ghetto which has emerged in the shadow of the motorway, the border between Europe and the Uk. The product of sick politics which is driven by fear, but within it are examples of the best of humanity, support, generosity and resilience, as life must go on even in the most oppressive circumstances.

Work in progress. Sketching homes in the Calais Jungle on discarded material. A ghetto which has emerged in the shadow of the motorway, the border between Europe and the Uk. The product of sick politics which is driven by fear, but within it are examples of the best of humanity, support, generosity and resilience, as life must go on even in the most oppressive circumstances.

Work in progress. Sketching homes in the Calais Jungle on discarded material. A ghetto which has emerged in the shadow of the motorway, the border between Europe and the Uk. The product of sick politics which is driven by fear, but within it are examples of the best of humanity, support, generosity and resilience, as life must go on even in the most oppressive circumstances.

Finished. Sketching homes in the Calais Jungle on discarded material. A ghetto which has emerged in the shadow of the motorway, the border between Europe and the Uk. The product of sick politics which is driven by fear, but within it are examples of the best of humanity, support, generosity and resilience, as life must go on even in the most oppressive circumstances.

Finished. Sketching homes in the Calais Jungle on discarded material. A ghetto which has emerged in the shadow of the motorway, the border between Europe and the Uk. The product of sick politics which is driven by fear, but within it are examples of the best of humanity, support, generosity and resilience, as life must go on even in the most oppressive circumstances.

The gardens in the old city walls, Istanbul 

   
 
Just inside of the old city walls of Istanbul, you can find the most incredible vegitable gardens hidden away. They are the remnants of a time when Istanbul would have to be self surficient when it was under siege. However, still today there are farmers who work this land and sell their vegetables to the city. The illustrations are of two farmers who invited us in for tea as we explored these gardens.