Shared By Anon
My son been in jail for 26 years ever since he was 14 years old. He got on drugs at 14 years, now he is 40 years old . Out of those 26 years I see him only 3 times. They sip him from Jail to Jail and State to State, you lose contact of where he is.
This system has made sure many of us don’t get in touch with our loved ones. We have to deal with it. We have to deal with our problem that the system put us in outside of the jail. -Anon
About Eric Okdeh
Eric Okdeh is a Philadelphia based muralist, who has been creating public art since 1998. After receiving his BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art, Eric chose to focus on mural work exclusively. Since 2002, in addition to his commissioned work, Eric has taught mural making classes to children and teens throughout the city as well as inmates at SCI Graterford Prison. The classes exist as leadership, teamwork, and skill building exercises which culminate in major mural projects.
In an attempt to capture these significant community collaborations and interactions, Eric has developed this website and mural blog. The projects are journalized and documented in photographs and video clips to lend outside observers insight into the processes by which his murals come about.
Eric has over 65 commissions throughout the city of Philadelphia and one in Seville, Spain. He has participated in mural projects in Tucson, Arizona and Los Angeles. His work is featured in four books about public and Mural art.
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