The mural took three years to make and it is a meditation on heaven, hell, sin, redemption, celebrity worship, deprivation and the nature of perceived reality. Krimes says his "entire experience" of prison is tied up in the artwork.
Prisoner's 39-Panel Allegorical Mural Made From Bedsheets, Hair Gel and Stacks of Newspapers
America has a long tradition of handmade arts and crafts. In the manufacturing age, however, much of this work was overshadowed by the homogenizing force of retail culture. But the passion for handmade arts didn't disappear, and persisted through the years in local craft fairs. Now in the age of the internet, these local craft cultures and artists have found a unifying online community, Etsy, that provides a platform for communication and sales to appreciative fans and customers, as well as a medium to connect with each other and share ideas across the globe.
Vanessa Bertozzi, Director of Community & Education, Etsy
Alyssa Zygmunt, http://www.etsy.com/shop/BROOKLYNrehab
Allison Patrick, http://www.etsy.com/shop/zipper8lighting
Katherine Rasmussen, http://www.etsy.com/shop/reiter8
So many people are getting into image transfer techniques, you will need to take care to push your image-making, or it may end up looking like a creative memories scrapbook or an Instagram filter. Keep pushing your image content, especially when using crafty materials and popular techniques!
Remember: if a 3 year old can do it on an iphone, or your aunt makes scrapbooks that look like it... you're not really challenging yourself as an artist.
There are many tutorials and techniques online:
Note in each tutorial... What kind of print do they use (Laser or Inkjet? It matters!)
I like this technique, it uses inkjet transparency film to transfer the image quite quickly: