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Leon Dosela

"Passing by" Original Prison Art

"Passing by" Original Prison Art

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 One-of-a-kind art piece from prison to style your home like no one else, spark conversation about the US criminal justice system and be part of the movement to end mass incarceration.

Be the trendy difference maker and acquire art from emerging artists while they serve their time. Every time you’ll look at this piece, you’ll know that you’ve believed in a second chance, prevented a family from spiraling into poverty and crime, allowed the victim* (if any) to be compensated through restitution, and led the way to successful re-entry into our society. All of this while enhancing your favorite room with original art your neighbors will envy you for.

“Don't know where everyone went, just passing by in the dark."

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Colorado. He specializes innative-american inspired artworks.
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

13" x 17" | Colored pencils, pen and a little bit of wax on art paper

✑ Artist's bio

"I’m an Apache from the San Carlos Apache Nation of AZ. I hope someone will like my work, buy it, then i can buy more supplies and provide you with more artwork. I've been locked up since 2019 here in Englewood, and ever since then is where I really got into drawing. I'm wondering if my work is good enough to send it that way and hope someone likes my work; I’ve got a long time to serve and this will help me out. I still want to get better than this, and I need supplies to do that; please help me sell them. I've read you can change the prices if they are too high or low. I thought about it and that's the price I've come out with.".

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