'BLEAK' is a series of sketches made around the inner city
area of Birmingham in the grey January of 2019.
Each of the sketches is of a building that is in some distress,
neglected and with little hope of ever gaining its former glory.
They all have a history.
They are all an important part of Birmingham's heritage.
But the stories they have to tell, go untold. They are unloved.
Some of them are protected by listing, either nationally or locally.
Some of them are by architects whose other work is recognised and preserved.
Some have deteriorated to the point that they are no longer considered worth listing.
None of them is on the 'at risk' register.
The sketches are no longer on exhibition. 21 of the 31 artworks have now been sold, raising money that will go to the planting of over 8000 rsinforest trees.
The remaining original artworks can still be bought for £30 each, framed. The proceeds from the sale will go to reforestation projects in Madagascar.