Original Drawing: Build Families Not Prisons! (2008)


Institutional pricing : $262.50
Melanie Cervantes
11" x 8.5"
Black India Ink on Archival Strathmore 500 Series plate surface 100% cotton paper, 2008

Original print image is listed for reference only

This is the original illustration for a poster I designed to celebrate Critical Resistance's 10 year anniversary. Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. In this illustration I wanted to illustrate an incarcerated parent with their child to illustrate the family members who are torn away from their children.

Please note this drawing has a crease in the corner.