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Dexter Lewis

"Fired" - Dexter lewis

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Currently incarcerated in Colorado.

"The trouble is having the will to overcome the stumbling blocks that deter us from reaching the place where potential is actualized and dreams become reality. This is what art does for me."

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Colorado. He specializes in colorful and engaged paintings.

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 12" | Acrylic on Canvas board

✑ Artist's bio

Dear Reader, May we continue to encourage each other for the sake of our nation, we can go much further together. I’m Dexter B Lewis Jr, made in the booming 80s, born in the neo 90s. I came to birth February 16, 1990 after 33 exaggerated hours of labor. That was the beginning of a boundless struggle the story of my life. As a native of the “Box State” I grew up feeling confined. Trapped in a city 1 mile high to nowhere. I was surrounded by the people who should’ve made it out, but never sopped to think outside the box. I realize not that when you’re determined to go places, it doesn’t matter where you come from. In fact, the trouble is having the will to overcome the stumbling blocks that deter us from reaching the place where potential is actualized and dreams become reality, this is what art does for me. Art allows me to go places my mind can only dream of. All it takes is one determined stroke after another until the completion of a vison. My vison is to uplift people through creative expression, we call art. With hope, faith and peace..

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