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Felon Art Collection

Felon Art Collection

Felon Art Collection

Items 18  ·  Created Mar 2022  ·  Creator fee 8%
Items 18  ·  Created Mar 2022  ·  Creator fee 8%

The Felon Art Collection is a collection of original artwork created by Jeff Otto during his time incarcerated in the Arizona Department of Corrections. During this time period, Jeff Otto dedicated his time towards self reflection, learning, and bettering himself. He began taking correspondence courses, reading a variety of literature, and teaching himself to draw and paint.

Art became a medium of escape for him; a way to temporarily leave the difficulties of prison life. He began with simple drawings, but with each drawing he strived to become better. He would take inspiration from artists such as Lee Hammond and Luis Royo, as well as watch and learn from other artists in prison. And over time, his own style of work began to develop; a combination of the gritty contrast of lights and darks often used in prison art to depict the female form mixed with his love of fantasy.

The Felon Art Collection is a collection of original artwork created by Jeff Otto during his time incarcerated in the Arizona Department of Corrections. During this time period, Jeff Otto dedicated his time towards self reflection, learning, and bettering himself. He began taking correspondence courses, reading a variety of literature, and teaching himself to draw and paint.

Art became a medium of escape for him; a way to temporarily leave the difficulties of prison life. He began with simple drawings, but with each drawing he strived to become better. He would take inspiration from artists such as Lee Hammond and Luis Royo, as well as watch and learn from other artists in prison. And over time, his own style of work began to develop; a combination of the gritty contrast of lights and darks often used in prison art to depict the female form mixed with his love of fantasy.