My name is Desmond 4527. I am made in Hawaii, off the streets of Maui and I currently reside at the Halawa Correctional Facility. I would say that I am an established artist that is only recognized within the prison system. But thanks to WorkNet C.A.R.E. Project, I finally have the opportunity to share my work with the public and hopefully achieve some recognition as an artist from outside these walls.
This is the first time entering an art contest. I hope my work amazes you and puts a smile on your face. I hope you gain an idea of who I am as an artist and I gain a fan in you. The following artwork you are about to see comes from the top of my head. I also can take ones’ ideas and put it on paper and add my sugar to it. I am very competitive and always up for a challenge. One day I hope to attend an art academy or institute, obtain a B.F.A. and become an art teacher. So that I can teach others the art form I learned when I was young. I hope you enjoy what you see!
Desmond 4527-Kuuipo [Poster 12 x 16]
Thank you for purchasing and supporting our CARE Project artists. The purpose of the CARE Project is to help these talented artists market and sell their artwork so they can earn money for their transition back to their communities.
When you purchase an art piece, after printing and fulfillment expenses, we pay the artist 60% of the proceeds, and 40% goes to the WorkNet CARE project so we can assist artists with reentry support services.
We help our artists with services such as getting their ID documents, finding employment, housing, and other services they need for a successful transition.
Our artists come up with innovative ways of creating their art since they have limited access to art supplies. They may create their drawings on envelopes, and folders, or render their drawings on two pages. This is why you might see a line in the middle of their drawing.
When the prison allows us, we can provide them with colored pencils or pens so they can draw. What you see in their drawings is a resilient artistic expression that emerges regardless of adversity.
This is an unmatted poster print.