Leiston artist creates ‘homeless’ snowmen

The three snowmen sitting on Leiston high street. Picture:CHRIS NEWSON

The three snowmen sitting on Leiston high street. Picture:CHRIS NEWSON - Credit: Archant

In Leiston, local artist Chris Newson has put together some rather different snowmen.

The snowmen have been catching the eye of passers by in Leiston. Picture: CHRIS NEWSON

The snowmen have been catching the eye of passers by in Leiston. Picture: CHRIS NEWSON - Credit: Archant

Lying just outside his shop front on Leiston High Street are three snowmen in the shape of homeless people.

Mr Newson said he had just been wanting to make the most of the cold weather by building a snowman outside of his shop.

That one snowman ended up being three figures.

“There are people in the streets close to them at this moment,” said Mr Newson.

One of the three 'homeless' snowmen. Picture: CHRIS NEWSON

One of the three 'homeless' snowmen. Picture: CHRIS NEWSON - Credit: Archant


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Mr Newson said that the figures have gathered a great response both online and on the high street.

“People have stopped in their cars to take pictures,” he added “and when it snows they are going to get bigger.”

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When the next band of snow comes Mr Newson said that he wont be making any more snowmen and will instead return to painting his existing creations instead.

Artist Chris Newson said that the reaction to the figures had been great. Picture: CHRIS NEWSON

Artist Chris Newson said that the reaction to the figures had been great. Picture: CHRIS NEWSON - Credit: Archant

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