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Shawn Lundy

"Perspectives, Reflections and Doorways" Original Prison Art

"Perspectives, Reflections and Doorways" 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.

“The feminine overtones are obvious, but my ain us open for broad interpretation."

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in North Carolina.
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

12" x 9" | Charcoal and graphite on cardstock (smooth)

✑ Artist's bio

"The feminine overtones are obvious, but my aim is open for interpretation. It is a piece of both power and surrender. It is meant to encourage the viewer to consider contrasts between what they may see in the mirror and what others may see in them. It is about the perspectives of how and what we see, both without and within? Is it the fine details or the objects of focus? Meaning or artistry? Doors with light or an overshadowing evil? In truth, I wanted to compose something complex enough to showcase my talent, yet something simple enough anyone could appreciate; the beauty of its whole. I’d prefer to ask; what is it that you see as the viewer, what does the piece say or mean to your eyes? Currently, at 35, my art has grown into a way for my imaginings to come alive. As a child I began with vehicles, getting very technical with the body lines of my two-dimensional side views. That evolved into technical blueprint drawings of floor plans and various apparatuses that I could construct from my family's shop. After getting locked up in 2012, I began to dabble in tattooing and lifelike drawings. That is when my love for the art bloomed into the talent it is today. Only recently have I begun to consider myself an artist. My ability has been used to express the feelings of others. I'm happiest when my art carries meaning beyond the superficial imagery. Hopefully you enjoy it. Logos, concept art, memorials, interpretive scenes; if you can describe your vision, I can bring it to life with pencil and paper, technical, or lifelike.".

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