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Arthur Ochoa

"Adeza (def: King's daughter)"

"Adeza (def: King's daughter)"

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“Beauty in the eye of the beholder. No matter the materials, environment, artist, or theme of beauty is your desire,it’s beauty you will behold."

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Colorado.

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 14" | Color pen, color pencil & marker on cloth fabric

✑ Artist's bio

I’ve made a lot of mistakes and bad choices which led me to this prison term for 23 years. I’m a product of the state whose care I’ve been in since I was 8 years old. Foster care, juvi, group homes, youth authority, jail, and now CDCR. Since age 12 when my first daughter passed away from crib death, I’ve only seen freedom in between incarcerations for a total of 2 years and 8 months.In that precious time I’ve been blessed with 3 more beautiful children. I owe them my life. Their love for me has saved me from my own self destruction. I’m 15 years into my sentence. I cut my gang ties and I’m putting my energy and efforts toward becoming the man my children can eventually meet and know. My intentions through my art are to demonstrate my will to become a positive influence in my kids lives. My children are also artistic, I’m so proud to say. Thanks to them I’m able to put myself on display. .

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