'“Artwork facilitated conversation. And it humanized me to some of the guards. They saw me not as an inmate but as a person.”'
'Krimes said that his profoundly isolating and dehumanizing prison experience had changed him not only as a person but as an artist.'
'Working in isolation for five years with limited resources and materials has created an urgent desire to create and collaborate and to help criminals who are locked up to maintain a connection to the outside world.'
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