Art Reach, which aims to enable inmates on San Quentin’s death row to express themselves creatively, developed following her own written correspondence with a prisoner over several years.She was put in touch with the prisoner through the charity Lifelines, which finds pen friends for prisoners incarcerated in the US on death row.
What I am particularly struck by,
is that men who live in the proverbial limbo, that stark neon-lit artificial world of incarceration, and who barely see daylight for more than a few hours a day, could draw upon resources and produce such material. It truly shows that creativity through art is one of our most base and irrepressible instincts.
“Art is the highest form of hope” –
Private view on Sunday 26th June, 4 - 7pm, where there will be an opportunity to meet Nicola and a representative from Amicus and find out more about the issues around death row
Contact: Nicola White