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Anthony Fitzgerald

"From Spirit to Life to Death Again!" Original Prison Art

"From Spirit to Life to Death Again!" Original Prison Art

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One-of-a-kind art piece from prison to style your home like no one else, spark conversation about the US criminal justice system and be part of the movement to end mass incarceration.

Be the trendy difference maker and acquire art from emerging artists while they serve their time. Every time you’ll look at this piece, you’ll know that you’ve believed in a second chance, prevented a family from spiraling into poverty and crime, allowed the victim* (if any) to be compensated through restitution, and led the way to successful re-entry into our society. All of this while enhancing your favorite room with original art your neighbors will envy you for.

"This piece is an expression of no matter the struggles, stress, rips and turns you have in life, you can and will grow either with or through it and dependant upon your path and spirit will ultimately show through your true self, spirit animal, colors and even your skeletons. The choice is yours with how strong your core, roots, bark, branches, and overall structure for the foundation of your life tree."

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Vermont.
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

10.5" x 13.75" | Colored pencils scholar, prisma color, Bic black pen, ballpoint pen, Pilot G-2 0.7 Pen and Reeves graphite pencils H, F, 2H and 2b sizes on Strathmore sktechpaper fine tooth surface paper

✑ Artist's bio

“I’m an incarcerated individual at Southern State Correctional facility in Springfield, VT. I’m 31 years young until the 28th of May when I will turn 32. I started drawing houses and monster trucks when I was around 5 or 6 and fell instantly in love with expression through art. At the age of just 11 years old, I was advancing within the educational system advanced art class at senior high school level, but because I was in DCF juvenile probation and a ward of the State of Vermont my artwork was never shined on. Even the probation officer wanted me in other arts program but was refused to be put in a legit art academy. Then there after it, art was on and off again for me because there was way too much bad criticism by other foster parents, foster kids, staff member at residential program, etc… When I came to jail though I saw how many people were practicing their skill and majority of the convicts respected them and actually purchased their work. So around July 2008, I began my continuation, and growth as an artist with which has now led me into an official legal art contract OMGI DID IT, my dream to sell my art publically and legally, man what a feat to have finally accomplished my lifelong dream to become known publically for something positive, meaningful and straight up amazing.”.

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