A Street Artist Creates Giant Mural In A Maximum Security Prison In California

It’s been amazing to see JR’s projects take shape over the past few years, from inmmersive city video murals to the wheatpasting at the foot of the Louvre. There’s an energy in his work that is so palpable.

More: Instagram h/t: juxtapoz

His latest project is one of his best of the year, a massive “mural” within the walls of California Correctional Institution: Tehachapi in Southern California. The mural depicts the current and former incarcerated men, as well as some of the prison staff, on the ground within the prison.

As JR’s team noted, “JR and his team captured the portraits and stories of former and currently incarcerated citizens that are keenly focused on rehabilitation, as well as some of the prison staff, and pasted them with their help, as a large team, on the recreation space within CCI.

“The wheatpasting of 338 strips of paper was completed in a few hours thanks to the help of all the participants in the project, and more incarcerated men and staff, working together with JR’s team.”

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories

This 87-Year-Old Grandmother Creates Her Beautiful Artworks Using Microsoft Paint
The Electric State: Simon Stålenhag Comes A New Narrative Artbook About A Girl And Her Robot Traveling West In An Alternate 90s USA
"Thriller" Flashmob In Sao Paolo Honors The King Of Pop
Elegant Greyscale Tattoos By Polish Tattoo Artist Kamil Czapiga
Just Leaders: Creepy Illustrations Of Notorious Leaders By Gunduz Agayev
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Uninspirational Posters For People Who Hate Inspirational Posters
"The Book Of Bunny Suicides": Hilariously Dark Cartoon Series By Andy Riley
This Artist Uses Natural Landscapes to Color in Cutout Silhouettes of Animals
Children Were Given A Task To Create Original Heroes And Pros Had To Illustrate Them, Here’s The End Result
Kazakhstan Is Photoshopping Their Leader’s Photos And They Are Not Even Trying To Be Subtle
You've Never Seen Disney Princesses Look Like This Before
Thinner Beauty Is Using Photoshop To "Help" Plus-Size Women Lose Weight
When Did You Realize They Were The One?
A Collection Of Cartoons For Those Who Like Smart And Modern Humor
Clever Ads Feature Classic Artists Photographing Their Self Portrait
This Artist Gives Animals A Rainbow Makeover
Artist Draws Food With A Handful Of Character And A Dash Of Humour
These Drawings Capture What Love Looks Like When Nobody’s Watching
A Skilled Artist Uses His Classroom Chalkboard as a Constant Canvas
GIF Of Thrones: An Artist Creates A Weekly GIF That Corresponds To Each Episode Of 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6
20 Fantastic Works Of Street Art That Brightened Up Our Streets Last Year
If 2017's Oscar-Nominated Movie Posters Told The Truth
Graphic Designer Uses Gigantic Billboard To Propose To Girlfriend – And Asks For Answer By Text
Hyper-Realistic Drawings By Bella McGoldrick
Turkish Artist Abdullah Evindar Creates Fantastic Surreal Silhouette Photo Collages
Superb Creative Photo Manipulations By Chunlong Sun
Artist Illustrates 12 Astrological Symbols Using Human Bodies As Her Canvas
Stefan Koidl Continues To Create Spooky Illustrations, And You Shouldn’t Click If You’re Easily Frightened
Here Are 20th Century-Inspired Propaganda Posters About The COVID-19 Crisis In The US