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David Avila

"Purple Urcle"

Regular price $200.00 USD
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"Thinking into the future"

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in California. He specializes in colorful collages.

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" | Pen and color pencils on paper

✑ Artist's bio

“I grew up in Riverside “casa blanca”. We were poor and lived in poverty most of my life. Gangs, drugs, and violence was a notorious lifestyle. It seemed it was the only thing life cut out for me. I got caught up in the lifestyle and when I “tagged” (wrote on walls) I started to do pieces it took away from the madness. I noticed that I loved it. Once I got caught for a crime I took artistery seriously. I now dedicate my life to it and left my old life behind. Made new friends with similar goals and hope one day my art will be my life like it is now. Hope it will support me and I thank ART for changing and SAVING MY LIFE.”.

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