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Tortured by Solitude

Tortured by Solitude

I created this piece for The New York Times - Sunday Review. It was for Sarah Shourd's personal account of her 14 months in an Iranian jail in solitary confinement, alongside her fiancé Shane, and their friend Josh. They were each charged with espionage after hiking near Iran's unmarked border with Iraqi Kurdistan. Sarah talks about the use of solitary in other countries, particularly the United States who have the most prisoners in solitary confinement in the world.

My artwork is placed in the bottom right corner of the page confined by text. The illustration itself is monoprinted with red acrylic paint.

Tortured by Solitude
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