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Wesley Whitworth

"Let Meo-T cat" - Wesley Whitworth

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Currently incarcerated in Kentucky.

" started drawing the ‘Let Meow-T Cat’ on walls in the different cells I was in, and people seemed to think it was pretty funny. So I did cards for guys to send back to their families."

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8.5" x 11" | Pen on notebook paper

🖋 Artist's bio

I am incarcerated at United States Penitentiary McCreary, which is a maximum security federal prison in Pine Knot, Kentucky. Yesterday made exactly 62 months that I have completed, and USP McCreary is the fifteenth facility I have been to since my arrest on December 6, 2015. Because of COVID, we are on a 22 hour a day lockdown here, and I utilize my time in the cell working out, listening to the radio, reading, and drawing. I recently had the pleasure of being introduced to ‘Inked Magazine’ and I am enjoying it thoroughly. I ran across the advertisement ‘Art for Redemption’ and decided to send in two pieces I drew. Over the years, I have run into some incredible artists who are locked up that do cards to send home, designs for tattoos, and pictures to pass time in a constructive manner. Most of these guys are much better than anything I could do. I don’t do realism at all; most of my stuff is more cartoonish with a sense of humor to make other convicts laugh. About 2017, I started drawing the ‘Let Meow-T Cat’ on walls in the different cells I was in, and people seemed to think it was pretty funny. So I did cards for guys to send back to their families. I deal with a lot of different personality types, but mostly a bunch of smart-ass dudes, so I created the SABOTY Award, which stands for ‘Smart Ass Bitch of the Year’. I’m sending in two pieces to consider for the Prison Art Coffee Table Book not because of the ‘fantastic skills with a pen’, but for the originality and glimpse into my world as I see it and draw it. Even if they don’t make the cut, I still think there’s someone out there who might smile about it. I’ll be ending this entire thing no later than mid-July this year, and heading back to Birmingham, Alabama to start my three years of federal probation..

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