A ballpoint pen and colored pencil drawing from 2006 by Angelo titled Lost ‘Em! Many people have seen Angelo’s drawings as part of the ongoing project Prisoners’ Inventions. Prisoners’ Inventions is a collaboration between Angelo and the group Temporary Services, (I am a member of this group). The vast majority of Angelo’s art production is more fantasy-oriented, or steeped in history and his imagination. Most of Angelo’s drawings, including this one, are simply ballpoint pen on 8.5 X 11” paper.
This month, after over two decades in prison, Angelo is going to be released. I’ll be scanning more of the drawings he has made in prison, which he has been sending me for safe keeping, in an effort to better circulate his amazing work. You can see additional drawings like this on this Flickr page.