Sacred Gallery NYC is pleased to announce: Damien Echols’ Moving Forward; Looking Back
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 5, 2013 8:00 – 11:00 PM
These pieces of art are all things I created from my cell on death row, where I spent 18 years for a crime I did not commit. During that time, I had to scavenge for any supplies I got, often bartering for them in the prison underground.
I eventually received ordination in the Rinzai tradition of Japanese Buddhism. This is the same tradition that trained the samurai in ancient Japan. It was this background which was the driving force behind much of my artwork. Most of it was the result of me attempting to turn my cell into a shrine, where I would practice meditation from 5 to 7 hours a day. Continue reading Damien Echols to Exhibit Original Artwork at NYC’s Sacred Gallery