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Jason Bennett

"Queen of Hearts"

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“This is a portrait of Marilyn Monroe which I have titled ‘The Queen of Hearts’. Suffice to say Monroe is one of the greatest legends of the 20th century who has touched millions of America’s hearts through her own art: movies and screenplays. Her image alone is an iconic representation of the changing times that demarcates an important era in history. The background of hearts signify not only her many adoring and loving fans but also acknowledge the trail of broken hearts she left behind with her untimely death in 1962. Many men might have envied people like baseball star Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller who won Monroe’s heart, but people will always have her history of movie reels to reminisce over and keep the legend alive.”

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Florida. He is color blind and specializes in black & white creations.

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 12" | Graphite pencil on 220gsm Bristol Board

✑ Artist's bio

Jason Bennett is an incarcerated and color blind artist who despises the confinement of both of these aspects. Art is a serious passion for Jason and he would like to further pursue this vocations, but is hesitant to take a full leap due to his color blind disability. Jason is color blind in the sense that reds and browns all look alike along with blues and purples. Despite this set back Jason still loves art and will continue to create in his own unique ways and through his own lens. Being different is not new to jason and he recognizes this as part of his life. Jason hopes portray the message that despite shortcomings or disabilities never give up on your dream. .

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