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Joseph Yasurek

"Introspection of an incarcerated parent"

"Introspection of an incarcerated parent"

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Currently incarcerated in Florida.

"Many inmates have a hard time reconciling the damage done to their children. This is how I myself see me. Many other incarcerated parents have a similar view of themselves. Through art and the suport of many around me I am working to change these views and hope to help others as well."

βš– Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Florida. He has a large range of skills from painting to drawings.

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 15" | Acrylic on cardboard

βœ‘ Artist's bio

I have 20 years, plus or minus, depending on gain time, left of a 25-year sentence. I am a father of three boys and one girl. What art means to me is a chance to connect with my children and let them know I am thinking of them. It also helps me to mentally be free for a while. When I am drawing my time goes much faster. Art also gives me a job while I am down. I paint murals for the compound with a team of four or five other guys. I look at my time behind bars as a chance to hone my skills for my future when I get out. I plan to continue drawing and painting for myself, my family, my friends, and my future. .

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