Courtesy of Justice Arts Coalition

This is a self-portrait of me looking out of my cell during the COVID-19 lockdown at U.S. Penitentiary Yazoo City. For hours at times, I’d be looking out of my cell at the television. I created this on a repurposed Tyvek envelope that was used to send a book in the mail. I flipped it over and cut it to size. I created it to submit to a call for art for a University of Denver magazine.

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Brian Hindson

Brian Hindson is a contributing artist whose favorite styles of work are impressionism and pop art. He particularly likes pop art for its audacity. His favorite artist is Edward Hopper. Brian is incarcerated in Texas. His work is published on the Justice Arts Coalition.