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On Death Row: Creating Art from Pain

On Death Row: Creating Art from Pain

Sep 28, 2017-- "American Buddhist artist, Moyo, studies the image of the Buddha using a multitude of mediums. Purposeful strokes of prison-issued watercolor paint, jewel-toned ink, colored pencil, and crayon all come together to manifest his unique vision of the Buddha almost always depicted with a delicate smile. He does this from his cell in solitary confinement, smaller than the average parking space, where he has sat on death row for the last sixteen years. Despite the 5,000 miles between them, Moyo and pen pal Maria Jain have come together to showcase his series of portraits in the exhibition Buddhas on Death Row." She shares more about their remarkable collaboration and brings Moyo's words, art, and the spirit behind them to light here. (7250 reads)


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