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Karmen Lindsey Goulet

"#Stay Dreamin'" - Karmen Lindsey Goulet

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Previously incarcerated in North Dakota.

"I titled this piece “#staydreamin’” as a reminder, no matter the hard times, never let go of your dream for a brighter future."

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in North Dakota. She specializes in native American crafts.

All original artworks are created by artists previously or currently incarcerated. They use whichever materials they have access to, and prove creative ingenuity beyond the norm. These original paintings and drawings are born in the heart of a prison cell, from the hands of an outsider artist to adorn the walls of your space. Each art piece is a one-of-a-kind that not only enhances your interior but also makes you actively participate in reforming the prison and criminal justice system.

The incarcerated artist receives 50% of the sales proceeds. The artists set their own prices based on the costs of materials (it can vary greatly from one facility to another), the time spent on the piece, their experience, and simply - what they think it’s worth. Alongside with offering a financial outlet, we aim to empower their confidence and reinstitute their status as human beings - not a number behind bars. For most, art is an escape, a path to self-discovery and healing. Through art, they can reconnect with society so the gap is not so unbridgeable when they get out. Through the sales, they can stay connected with their families, afford daily commissary items, pay societal debts, relieve the economic burden on their loved ones, and save up for the release date. So they have the financial means to get ahead of reinsertion and get a fair chance at that second chance.

✎ Product Details

Beadwork

✑ Artist's bio

Arts and crafts has always been a huge part of my life, even from childhood. But it wasn’t until I learned to bead that I really found my calling. It’s my belief a person’s gift for art is a gift from our great creator, specifically for that person. As the creator makes no two persons or animals alike, I make no two pieces of art alike. Every piece is unique to itself. I chose this piece that I am submitting specifically for this project. I chose the bright colors to symbolize spring / summer. This is a time when we’re coming out of winter and hibernation and the colors of the earth are changing and so do our intentions when we move forward. I also chose the bright colors to help people to remember, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. We’re going through a change in all of our lives right now. The world is like unknown territory for all of us right now and filled with a lot of uncertainty. I want to the people to remember, whatever kind of hardship you are going through at this moment, through the creator and all things good – there will be light.” I titled this piece “#staydreamin’” as a reminder, no matter the hard times, never let go of your dream for a brighter future. .

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