This project is an ongoing collaboration between Angelo, an incarcerated artist, and Temporary Services (Brett Bloom & Marc Fischer).

We asked Angelo to illustrate and describe the many incredible inventions made by prisoners that he had made, seen, or heard about over the years. These inventions are attempts to fill needs that the restrictive environment of the prison tries to suppress. The inventions cover everything from homemade sex dolls, condoms, salt and pepper shakers to chess sets, privacy curtains and ways of communicating between cells. We collaborated on this project with Angelo for over two years to get it going. We had many additional collaborators who made a book, exhibition of re-created inventions and a prison cell possible.

This project is an ongoing collaboration between Angelo, an incarcerated artist, and Temporary Services (Brett Bloom & Marc Fischer).

We asked Angelo to illustrate and describe the many incredible inventions made by prisoners that he had made, seen, or heard about over the years. These inventions are attempts to fill needs that the restrictive environment of the prison tries to suppress. The inventions cover everything from homemade sex dolls, condoms, salt and pepper shakers to chess sets, privacy curtains and ways of communicating between cells. We collaborated on this project with Angelo for over two years to get it going. We had many additional collaborators who made a book, exhibition of re-created inventions and a prison cell possible.


Angelo