Christopher Darling
Illustration Education For the Incarcerated

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
In 2017 I designed educational design and illustration classes for 15 clients at Community Based Correctional Facility (Cleveland, Ohio). As part of the course we collaborated on a mural. The clients focused on self-portraits, portraits of loved ones etc. This image exemplifies the collaborative process of translating three client's works, which would later be painted on a 130ft. x 40ft. wall.

How was the illustration used:
published in a research journal/book

How did you make this work:
I think if we really want to diversify the fields of illustration and design, we have to look at fair distribution of technology, resources, and educational opportunities. Low-income or incarcerated individuals are disadvantaged, making commercial illustration and design exclusive entities.

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