This was an artist who approached his singular craft with equal measures of exuberance and precision.
Many of the pieces in the collection come in the form of a personal diary, and these give us a sense of the day-to-day inner lives of the prisoners.
Dedicated to experimentation and creative collaboration, Promises delivers an otherworldly, dreamlike experience.
These essays aren’t overly scientific; instead, they remind us, with a gentle nudge, to take delight in nature, to pay attention to it, to be observant.
As anyone who is familiar with “Toots” Hibbert’s near sixty-year career could testify, he was an artist who wrote songs that were guaranteed to transcend the contexts of their particular place and moment.
I am Derek Chauvin, and I am George Floyd. Who are you?
Marking Time explores how the creation of art in prison can disrupt institutionalized patterns of dehumanization. The book’s larger narrative comes with an overt political aim: “to envision and help create a world without human caging.”
Much of what artists and educators who enter prisons typically aim to do is help foster human connections with those on the inside.