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Samuel Mullikin

"Zazen"

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"Meditation is stripping away the outter layers."

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Colorado. He specializes in oil pastels 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 12" | Colored pencils on toned paper

✑ Artist's bio

S. Mullikin is a writer, poet and artist fascinated by the truth and beauty he sees every day. He believes in the power of small moments and the path of redemption. His art has been a guide in his search for meaning and hope in a life behind bars. Incarcerated since 2005. What art means to me: Art has been a blessing in my life. Whether I’m painting pictures with words or acrylics, with pastels or watercolors, it has been more than just a creative outlet. Art has helped me navigate the broken pieces of my life, to recognize the scope of the pain that I have caused, and to look forward with hope, knowing I can do better. The cycle of creation - discovery - insight has supported both an inner awareness and outward empathy. Beautiful art connects us, meaningful art inspires us, and together our art uplifts..

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