artistic noise: art from the juvenile detention system and beyond Jasmine T., age 15, Behind My Back! With my hands behind my back and a million knifes through my chest, there are still flowers in my eyes, as I wait for the day to wash away these memories and become the shining light once again. I am forever waiting for my chance to become FREE!

Interior Space Paintings
This collage and painting project introduced the notion of interior space of a room or building as a metaphor for inner, personal space of the mind and imagination. Girls created a space that revealed something of their inner thoughts, dreams, concerns, or memories. They were encouraged to incorporate handwritten text into the piece, using text both as a design element and a way to express personal content.