Inmates in prison are rightfully restricted from materials, technology, and resources of most any kind. But their desire for stuff is the same as anyone else’s. With this mother of invention — desperation — they have taken their copious amounts of time and creatively developed some amazing counterparts to commercially available gadgets. This collection comes from a collaboration with a gallery, Temporary Services, and an incarcerated artist called Angelo. They put on an exhibit of items made by Angelo and others in prison.
A tattoo gun made from a discarded motor and copper wire.
Paper mache dice.