|Even behind bars, art happens. Beauty, and with it, hope survives.
|Time takes on a whole different
essence behind a chain link fence.
|Surrender and withdrawal in the face of hopelessness.
|Time is not of the essence in prison art, so creativity abounds
along with often exquisite details.
|Prison art includes everything from simple pencil drawings to pen and ink, watercolor, oils, acrylics, and even some sculptural media such as cardboard, clay, and plaster.
|A prison crafted scale model made from
cardboard, before painting and outfitting with sails.
|Teamwork, time, and tenacity--San Quentin State Prison artists.
|The artists are anonymous, but the figures in the painting are not. The monochromatic inset at lower right (also from Folsom) provides further insight into the impact religion has upon prison art.