A few more images from the Beyond the Bricks exhibit. Each of the visual art pieces here are made by the jail artists with literary work by community artists. Something we noticed was that the visual art tended to be a little more uplifting whereas the jail writing pieces were a little more raw.
Since sharp tools like scissors or wire or even pencils with attached erasers are not allowed in the jail our instructors had to pre-cut pieces for collage and weaving. Inmates drew will small golf pencils and occasionally erased using the bottoms of their shoes. Necessity is the mother of invention, no?
You can click on the photos below to get a closer look.
This companion artist took a different approach. She made an art collage that complimented her companion artist's collage rather than create a literary piece. Inmate artist piece is on the right.
As I mentioned in my other post, we had a book published that contains the work of the inmate artists. I have one I'd like to offer as a giveaway. All you need to do is leave a comment below, with a thought about this project.
This giveaway is now closed.
If you'd like a copy of your own they are for sale on Amazon, HERE.
Thank you all!