Inside by Stacy Hay
Size: 9" x 12" (w/ matte, 16" x 20")
Medium: Mono-type print
By Stacy Hay
This image is 9" x 12", with a matte size of 16" x 20".
This image speaks to the relationships that develop with sharing a small space with another person, sometimes a person you may not even get along with. These two people may be together 24/7 for months at a time during lock-downs.
I worked in one of the California State Prisons full-time for 26 years. I was an Artist/Facilitator for 17 of those years. When this program was cut I became a Correctional Counselor. All of these experiences showed me the true injustice of the massive prison system in America.
I also have a step-son, that has been incarcerated most of his life, it is a very sad situation. He has mental health issues and now he is institutionalized by this experience and stuck with his inability to move forward.