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James Anthony Dunham

"Hammer Head Shark"

"Hammer Head Shark"

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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.

“Symbiotic relationship between a school of fish and a shark. The wisdom and beautyof nature captured in this moment is as deep as the ocean and as wonderful as the sky. Retelling this story in graphite, ink and colored pencil was a pleasure."

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Ohio.

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

11" x 14" | Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens (black), graphite pencil, and white color pencil on Strathsmore 400 series, toned sketched paper (acid-free). Grafix Dura-Lar Clear Adhesive-backed film (Acid Free)

✑ Artist's bio

Dreaming has always been a love of mine, escaping cruel hardships of reality. I am extremely introverted, cherishing moments of creativity and alone with my thoughts. I have made a multitude of mistakes in my life while struggling to del with my anxiety and other mental health issues. Drug addiction has been a familiar symptom of that whole process. Now after finding sobriety and seeing the brighter side of life I have created an opportunity to share myself intimately through my artwork, thanks to AFR. And above all being able to share in this journey with others, with you, seeing the interest and feeling the care is healing. Thank you!.

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