The idea of a collaborative project for Inside Insights started when the show: Exhibition Incarceration at the Marin County Civic Center's Bartoli Gallery was planned.
Since the venue is a Frank Lloyd Wright site, we chose architecture as part of the theme, and the idea of some very familiar architecture, San Quentin, developed in the Arts in Corrections studio.
The second collaborative not shown on this site -Life Outside The Walls- seemed an obvious choice when deciding what a second mural would be.
Bruce Fowler, the very talented leader of the mural crew, took on the work of designing and laying out the basic images on the grids of 6 canvases.
Other artists were recruited from the program each taking a canvas and either painting on the "inside the walls" or "outside the walls" without referencing the other artists’ imagery as they worked. Bruce pulled the images together with some work on the sky and background as well as framing each piece.
—Carol Newborg, Program Manager