Gallery of Art Created by incarcerated men and women across the United States
The Inmate Mural Program was created by The Florida State Arts in Corrections Project. David Gussak and Leslie Neil organized this group. Inmates created sketches and the grad students working with the project made a composite for the mural. The results were painted on the dorms.
The inmate /artist team brainstormed ideas…
The Art Therapists composed a composite and…
The image was transferred to the building…
and the work began.
The inmates transformed their art into the mural…
“Transformation Through Unity ,” was completed.
James Witt an inmate struggling with addiction, participated in the University of Michigan Inmate Art Show
“My Little Amy’s Babies”
“He Gave Us The Key”
“Sending Out Your Light”
“Purple Mountain Majesty”
“Making The Choice”
Tattoos… another form of self-expression in prison.
Ed Meade a former prisoner created a website, Prisonart.org, where inmates can sell there artwork and make money to buy more art supplies
“Unlock Heart,” by Anthony Ramon
“Loneliness” By, Charles Hardin
“Keyfisher” By, C. Byron
“Lake Mountain” By, Charles Powell
“Butterfly Key” By, Chris Courtney
“Chief Big Bow” By, Cliff Murphy
“Eagle over Lake” By, Darren Marks
“Skimming” By, Elizabeth Lozano
“Lion” By, Daniel Paz Rivas
“Horse Girl” By, Harley Whittier
Not all inmates are lucky enough to experience an art program in their Facility. An aspiring artist by the name of David Jones also used art as therapy, but on his own. He loved to sketch pictures of his loved ones and his self esteem was greatly elevated when his family told him how they loved to receive the pictures he drew. A drawing by David for his sister Lisa
“Andrew and Angel”
Art and musicreferences http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/pcap/pages/gallery/gallery_visual_art.htm http://www.prisonart.org/index.php?main_page=page&id=1 http://arttherapyinprison.com/AiC-IMAP.html “All This Time,” by One Republic