I made this blockprint while in Medellín, Colombia, after visiting the Museum of Peace. This small but powerful museum documents the intense history of Colombia’s civil conflict, so much of which was the result of a terrible need to punish people for their ideas, or just who they are. I think it’s relevant to the contemporary abolitionist movement in the US as well- we need to figure out better ways to deal with each other than just punishing each other into the ground.
A linocut black and white image of trees growing out of the bars of a prison window. Birds are perched in the leaves above, while bricks from the wall are scattered below. Banners feature the text: ABANDON PUNISHMENT.