Withhout ever firing a bullet, Kenneth Reams was convicted of capital murder and, at age 18, became the youngest inmate on
Arkansas’ death row. Kenneth is a remarkably talented, self-taught artist who uses whatever he can get his hands on to create works in various media, including pencil on paper, oil on canvas, and sculpture from popsicle sticks. Kenneth has pushed back the walls of his cell to become a painter, a poet, and the founder of a non-profit.
Kenneth’s artwork and egregious circumstances attracted the attention of Anne-Frédérique Widmann, who made an award-winning documentary titled “Free Men” that shares Kenneth’s art, case, and resilience. I connected with Kenneth through Anne-Frédérique.
Since our first conversation, a beautiful friendship has evolved. We are collaborating on a series of artworks that Kenneth is making from the photographs my participants have taken of themselves and others, which we hope to exhibit widely to draw attention to his circumstance and to others like him.
Please learn more about Kenneth Reams, at FreeKennethReams.Org