No longer the product of my crime (but of my creativity)
Finding creativity in the brutality and apathy of the prison system.
The artist behind Steeldoorstudios is from Manchester (United Kingdom) and has been incarcerated for a large part of his life. He is approaching his 54th birthday. He is incarcerated near Oxford in the South of England for a life sentence. “Realistically, I stand a good chance of being released within the next couple of years though, of course, this is dependent on the parole process and the amount of progress I’ve made”, he says. He describes art as his one constant companion during his long years of confinement.
He has accepted to share with us and comment about two of his paintings. His words expose the challenges of the creative process in prison.