allegorical panels

Anne Dalke's picture

This looks like remarkable work-- http://prisonphotography.org/2014/03/05/prisoners-39-panel-allegorical-mural-made-from-bedsheets-hair-gel-and-stacks-of-newspapers/ --and it was on display @ The Church Studios, in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.

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HSBurke's picture

“In prison, the only

“In prison, the only experience of the outside world is through the media.”

"The box is marked with “ESCAPE PROOF GUARANTEED.”

"In prison artists are afforded much respect. Ironically, free society doesn’t treat artists with the same respect, but I guess we’ve already established that we’re dealing in reversals here?!"

Thanks for posting, Anne. Very interesting food for thought here. I am particularly interested in this idea of the importance of art/artists in prison. It makes me wonder about the resistance we met (or at least how the women d found the creative aspect daunting) at the Cannery.. 


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