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Michael Lee Ford Outsider folk  Prison art "skull" sculpture

Michael Lee Ford Outsider folk Prison art "skull" sculpture

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"Skull" news paper pulp sculpture with polychrome colors and red foil eyes size 1.5" 2.5" 1.5" unsigned .The photographs don't do them justice. The sculpture is very well done from the sculpt to the color work by a fantastic outsider folk artist Michael Lee Ford. News paper pulp sculpture of a skull done while in 23 hour lock down at Telford New Boston prison in Texas. Michael Lee Ford was in prison, serving a 35-year sentence for a 1989 robbery. After hearing of the death of his mother in 1996, Ford was inspired to create a sculpture of Jesus Christ. He developed a method of turning newspaper back into paper pulp and then sculpting from it.Ford was featured in a 2004 issue of Juxtapoz magazine (with Iggy Pop on the cover!) and in “Outside The Lines” a documentary about self-taught artists produced by Markus Wittmann for Blue Rhino Pictures, which is available through his website.