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Joshua Baldwin

"Marilyn Monroe up in smoke"

"Marilyn Monroe up in smoke"

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"I am part native and I walk the red road, I painted this piece cause in the years I’ve been alive, I’ve watched our ways fall away more and more. Pow Wow dances have less and less people each year, although there are many native people. The culture and the way is seeming to be lost as the years pass, so I chose to paint this piece in light of that and in hopes to inspire others to learn their culture, their way and continue to teach it to the children the right away!"

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Colorado. He specializes in engaged artwork about politics / native American culture.

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

12" x 18" | Watercolor on drawing paper

✑ Artist's bio

Art is my release, my getaway from where my life has been made with only a little bit of option with tools & supplies I do what I can to escape by putting my imagination on paper. I am currently serving a 64 years sentence for a drug felony. I reside in San Carlos Correctional facility where I tend to the dementia patients, with only so much options for release this is my way out. Thank you for taking the time to see what I’ve done and I hope to be able to do more in the near future. .

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