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Michael Lee Ford folk - Outsider Prison art "Jesus Head" sculpture

Michael Lee Ford folk - Outsider Prison art "Jesus Head" sculpture


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"Jesus" news paper pulp sculpture with polychrome colors size approximately 3" 3" signed and dated may 16th 2000 .The photographs don't do them justice this one has almost a renaissance meets Robert Crum Mad magazine quality to it . The sculpture is very well done from the sculpt to the color work by a fantastic outsider artist Michael Lee Ford. News paper pulp sculpture of Jesus 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.