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Joel Sayers

"Tattoed dream" - Joel Sayers

"Tattoed dream" - Joel Sayers

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Currently incarcerated in Michigan.

"I spent about two hours a day for five days on my drawing."

⚖ Description

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

14" x 9.5" | Pencil on paper

✑ Artist's bio

“My name is Joel Sayers, #628519 of the Michigan Department of Corrections. I’m a fan of Inked Magazine, which is where I learned about the ‘Art for Redemption’ prison art contest. I’m currently in prison in Kinross, Michigan, and spent about two hours a day for five days on my drawing. My earliest release date is 7/16/2021, so wish me luck.”.

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