Friday, December 30, 2011

PRISONERS

"upper rt central incisor crowned" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

I have decided to move forward with images of prisoners. The original photo was found on ancestry.com in the collection McNeil Island, Washington, U.S. Penitentiary, Photos and Records of Prisoners Received, 1875-1939.

This is Bunkichi Ouchi, sentenced to two and one half years for counterfeiting national bank notes.

The titles of the pieces in this series are based on the detailed dental descriptions found in their prison records.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! The close-up portraits are talking to me.

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