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Dennis James Martinez

"Ferry Man"

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“The Ferry man is pushing his ferry to get to the other side, the boat is made up of skulls & bones of past people who did not pay the ferry man. Because everybody knows you got to pay the ferry man to get to the other side.”

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Colorado. He specializes in black & white pen 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

9" x 11.75" | Flex pen on art paper

✑ Artist's bio

“If I had a day - 1st Colorado native being held against my will, my artwork is low brow, dirty, greavy, old school, biker style, comic style, love pen & pencil #2 and #4. Hey, very family comes 1st in my life. I try to make every day count, dream of Fridays up in the mountains, fishing, snow mobiling, skiing, trapping, rock hunting, wood working - tons of fun in the sun.”.

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