Art is something I use to channel my energy in the face of great repression. Art is like a window in my cell that has the ultimate view.
When I was free and unencumbered, I enjoyed the use of color and painted farm scenes and sunsets on antique farm tools. More recently I have been limited to using an ink pen, which has limited my color usage.
I draw everything freehand, although at times I’ll rely on reference materials.
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