Enlightenment at the Institution by Joanne Jackson


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For a number of years, I worked with inmates at a correctional facility in one of the most beautiful mountain towns in the USA. The prison was a dreary place surrounded by incredible views, which created a situation of cognitive dissonance. Pen and marker drawing.


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  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesover 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous Joanne, what a magnificent sky. love it.

  • It’s nearly impossible to do justice to the Colorado sunset but perhaps an abstract approach gives something of the ambiance. Thanks, Mel!

    – Joanne Jackson

  • Paulina Kazarinov
    Paulina Kazarinovover 4 years ago

    Another masterpiece!!!! Great perspective!

  • So kind of you to say that, Paulina!

    – Joanne Jackson

    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    I love this. A while ago I did something similar to one of my skies, but I must admit yours has more impact.

  • I like yours too, the way you use shapes especially.

    – Joanne Jackson

  • itsmejenny
    itsmejennyover 4 years ago

    Very nice man!….you learn to do creative stuff in there….keep it up : )

  • Gracias!

    – Joanne Jackson

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 4 years ago

  • Much appreciated! Thank you!

    – Joanne Jackson

    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    Congrats on the Feature :)

  • thank you, Dave

    – Joanne Jackson

  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engelerover 4 years ago

    The color of the sky is amazing. Love how you did it. Congrats on your feature too.

  • Thanks for your encouragement, Monica!

    – Joanne Jackson

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago


  • Gracias, Walt.

    – Joanne Jackson

  • LTScribble
    LTScribbleover 4 years ago

    really spectacular sky…..and I can see why the prison would be dissonant in comparison……

  • Colorado mountain skies are often breathtaking beautiful with explosive colors at sunset. At least the inmates had that to cheer them.

    – Joanne Jackson

  • nexus7
    nexus7over 4 years ago

    Spmething in the air…

  • ;-D

    – Joanne Jackson

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