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With These Hands,
7/94, Frederick Spratt Gallery,
San Jose, California,
12’ x 14’ x 10’, Mixed Media: alternative photo, 8,000 slices of white bread, wire, colored light, nails

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For With These Hands, the artist asked prisoners at Elmwood Correctional Facility, one of the largest jails in America, to allow her to photograph their hands and faces. The prisoners also were asked to respond to this question: What would you like to say to people on the outside? With These Hands transported the inmate’s images and words across physical and psychological barriers to the community outside the prison.










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