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Roy Lara / Alexis Diamond

"Family is everything" - Roy Lara / Ms. Alexis Diamond

"Family is everything" - Roy Lara / Ms. Alexis Diamond

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"This piece represents family. The guy with a half of a face is of who I used to be as a person, the lion represents the protector of the family, the little boy represents my son who recently passed away, and the female is the virgin Mary who is praying and watching over all families."

βš– Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Colorado. He specializes in panos.

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

9" x 9" | Pano - pen on fabric

βœ‘ Artist's bio

The name I was born with Roy Cara. However, as a transgender female, I prefer Ms. Alexis Diamond. I began drawing around the age of 5 years or 6 years old. After my mother passed away, I needed something to express my emotions that I was feeling. It did help, then my father committed suicide, being young, drawing became my outlet. I have driven myself deeper into the art of expression, because there are a lot of kids and adults who do not have such an outlet. I hope that my art gives a voice to those whom feel silenced..

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