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Prison Coffee Table Book Project
An unprecedented national arts collaboration with the inmates and the authors, this project provides the reader with glimpses into the intellect, creative mind, and world of individuals incarcerated in America’s prisons. Each contribution has its own voice, its own story, and the need to be told and shared.
The Project strives to provide a reflection of the individual lives behind prison walls to the degree that the societies outside the walls can make more conscious humanitarian decisions regarding punishment, living conditions, education, rehabilitation and treatment of those individuals, resulting ultimately in reduced recidivism and a healthier national environment.
The Project focuses on the publication of art and creative writings of prisoners. The uncensored works appeal to multi-discipline studies. The purpose of the Project series is to provide venues for prisoners to have an expressive voice in societies outside their walls.
Prison Coffee Table Book Project Volume 1, second edition
Volume 1 and 2 are designed as a set: Vol.1 contains full-color art and text. Vol. 2 contains black and white art, poetry, writings and biographies of the inmate contributors in both volumes.
Prison Coffee Table Book Project Vol 2
A compliment to Volume 1, this book is 494 pages of black and white poetry, art and writings from 125 prisoners from across America. The work is published as it was presented, in an effort to preserve the persona of the authors and artists for the readers’ enjoyment.
The Retablo Affect, second edition
Briney combines metaphysics and traditional Catholicism to examine the Divine attributes of humanness and then teaches the ancient, primitive New Mexican Retablo art form as a means of getting through the “garbage” and painting the symbols of the God within self and others. Briney uses these healing workshops with her Exploring Life & Spirituality classes inside American prisons.