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As We Wait #1

$15 $10

This print was inspired by visiting my cousin (who is like a brother to me) at Cook County Jail and Dixon Prison in Dixon, Illinois.

This is one of two prints about sitting in the waiting room for hours on end before finding out if I will be able to see my cousin or not. The waiting room seemed so routine: the hope, the sadness, the desperation, the determined faces, the babies crawling across the floor, the young ladies putting on makeup, and the mothers looking strong…. while everyone bullshits together trying to knock down a few more minutes.

The second of these two prints is a part of the Justseeds prison portfolio project Voices From Outside, which was being used to raise funds for prisoners rights and prison abolition groups.


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October 28, 2009

This image is called Still Shopping and Soldiering. It references the Death by Trampling of a Wal-Mart employee on Black Friday. It is about 38″ x 28″