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Damien Jerome

"Thruths essence"

Regular price $80.00 USD
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“Porcelain mask broke with skull underneath breathing truths essence surrounded by roses to show life in black & white.”

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in California. He has a large range of skills from painting to 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

8.75" x 11.75" | Pencils on 64lb drawing paper medium surface

✑ Artist's bio

“My name is Damien Jerome, I’m 36 and I was raised in both Colorado and Wyoming. I’ve observed my Grandma stitch dragons onto jackets, my Aunt draw with a passion and my Mom get tattoos that she would later let me recolor with markers when I was young. I was surrounded by living creations, vibrant colors, and ideas that made a path for me to become an artist. I enjoy working with all mediums, from paper to skin to canvas; blending blacks, whites, and colors. Art has been a powerful influence on me creating something beautiful from nothing, and an escape out of my head to let my soul flow. I feel art is a way to better myself and gain a deeper understanding and perspectives. Art opens opportunities with people in farthing all aspects of life. Art is, its own essence and the soul of creation.”.

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