The Prism of Abolitionism

The Prism of Abolitionism
prison Artist

The Prism of Abolitionism emerges as a captivating Paintoem featured in the spring-summer 2021 online exhibition Art on Abolition.

This artwork, originating from C-Note’s pre-existing Tear Down This Wall was dedicated as a tribute for the 20th anniversary of Critical Resistance. This organization is at the forefront of cultivating a global movement aimed at dismantling the Prison Industrial Complex, advocating for a world where safety is not equated with the incarceration and surveillance of individuals.

Accompanying this painting is a freshly composed poem, rich in symbolism and narrative depth. Originally intended to honor Michele Alexander, celebrated for her groundbreaking work, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a pivotal figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, the poem ultimately pays homage to Angela Davis. Davis, as noted by C-Note, a prisoner-artist himself, has long been a solitary voice advocating for the abolition of prisons at a time when such views were far from mainstream.

This Paintoem is not just an art piece; it’s a call to action, inviting us to reimagine and contribute to a world free from the shackles of the Prison Industrial Complex. By purchasing The Prism of Abolitionism you’re not only owning a piece of art but also supporting the ongoing fight for justice and the abolitionist movement spearheaded by organizations like Critical Resistance. 

Where Art and Social Justice Collide

Let this Paintoem be a beacon of change and a testament to the power of art in social movements. Own a piece of history; purchase The Prism of Abolitionism today and join us in the journey towards a truly free society – click the image below 👇

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