James (Inmate No. 8062868), 2016
Oil on linen
8" x 10"
“James (Inmate No. 8062868) is part of a series titled, Faces of Incarceration: Changing the Narrative. The intention of this series is to honor and humanize the people impacted by Wisconsin's prison system by painting their portraits from life. We aimed to contribute to the current conversations about race, justice, and inequity by focusing on those most affected by it, by inviting them into the studio and seeing them and spending time with a population that for much of their lives have felt invisible.”