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Luis Melgoza

"Eternal love"

"Eternal love"

Regular price $60.00 USD
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"This art piece has various symbols that represent love, life, and death.  The roses are bright and alive, but with death they start wilting. The skeleton hand holding the human girl hand represents a strong love that will forever be.  The yellow spikes are rays of sunshine, a bit similar to the ones behind the Virgen de Guadalupe, so it’s a symbol of faith that always gets us through the worst of storms and keeps our love and loyalty alive as well as burning real bright.  It also shows the importance of faith or religion has in a relationship. The blue clouds represent heaven even though death tears us apart in the physical world, the blue clouds give a sense of hope that love, loyalty and bond will remain alive past death making us #ghostiesforever."

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in California. He specializes in personalized cards.

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

6" x 9" | Pen & colored pencils on folded cardboard paper card

✑ Artist's bio

Hi, my name is Luis D Melgoza. I’m currently serving time in California. I was raised in Fresno, CA located in central california. I’ve been down since the age of 15 ½ years old and I was sentenced 21 years for my crime. I have been drawing and creating art for a very long time but when I came to prison I focused a lot more on my talent because by drawing I am able to do something productive with my time and maintain a positive mindset regardless of my situation, plus with my art I am allowed to give a little happiness to people and family out in the free world when they receive one of my drawings. So this only inspires me to be a better man..

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