Geronimo War Chief by Dominic Newsome
Medium: Ink and ball point pen
Size: 18 x 12
Artist Bio: I’ve been locked away since Jan 1st 1990 in the state of Maryland, and transferred to PA in Nov 2000 due to a riot in the MD DOC that I started in 1997. And the PA DOC held me in “the hole” or RHU from Nov 2000 til 2018. So I never had REAL art supplies to work with, only a jail issued pencil and ink pen, so I learned how to use basic tools and combine the pencil and pen as one, and you’ll see the results. I do not have financial support because I’ve outlived just about everyone. If I win anything, it’ll go toward buying real art supplies. Enclosed is Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), Sitting Bull, and Black Panther. I chose these “freedom fighters” because they are symbols for the belief of justice and freedom for all oppressed peoples.
January 1990 was when my freedom was lost and I chose to become one of the most violent prisoners in the history of the state of Maryland. So due to a prison riot and convictions of trying to murder a couple of prison guards, I was sent to the PA DOC from the MD Supermax on November 2000, and only got released from the RHU from general pop around July 2019. So I control my violent urges with my artwork, the amount of detail I use in my art forces me to remain calm and complete the task at hand. I’ve lost time working on my art skills through practice, because I was so caught up trying to destroy anyone and everyone in my path. Never again.
Image description (Alt Text): A pen drawing of a Geronimo War Chief who stands crouching with a shotgun. This indigenous figure is wearing tall, flat brown boots, a long denim coat, and a yellow scarf. Their hair is chin length and graying, and they are crouched in a widowed area with trees and other greenery surrounding them.