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Christ Takes His Cross

02 Christ takes his cross

2. Christ takes his cross: Erconwald Road, off Wormword Scrubs.

This estate, built by German POWs, retains a sombre toy-town scale. It is particularly run down and had virtually no cars parked in the streets when I drew there. The execution party is a mundane detail in the scene, easily overlooked and somehow familiar. These are areas which seem to retain a harsh street history and Christ could easily be dragged through East Acton without attracting attention.