Artwork description:

This is a monoprint of a prisoner under a system which used 'Article 13' of the penal code allowing prisons to use a loophole in the law allowing the use prisoners as slaves. The print highlights the historical reality of POC suffering more under the law and receiving custodial sentences for minor crimes or no crime at all committed.

'Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.' [Source: Constitution Center]

During the process of working with these images I am also creating a series of monoprints that are being used to explore other experimental printworks, exploring new ways of creating drawings/ prints that take on the appearance of realist/ photorealism forms, grounded in areas associated with memory, time, history and entropy.

These types of printmaking take on an appearance as though the image is appearing of disappearing, as though remembered or not remembered, as though they are in transition.

[Framed in an antique white mount frame]

Materials used:

Lithographic Printing Ink on Fabriano Artistico


#portrait  #print  #monoprint  #prisoner  #article 13 

Article 13 (2019)


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This artwork is sold by Adam Grose MA RWAAN from United Kingdom

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