When you think of someone serving time in prison, you're probably not thinking of "arts and crafts." But, when times are tough, prisoners often turn to creative outlets to bring a little beauty and color to their lives behind bars.
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That's where Chris Wilson comes in. Wilson was born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England, and moved to California with his family when he was 10. From there, things unfortunately fell apart and Wilson became involved in drugs and acquired a long rap sheet.
Wilson spent years in California's infamous San Quentin prison, before being deported to back England in 1998. Now on the outside, a reformed Wilson recalls his time in jail to Huck Magazine, and his story is truly fascinating.
Wilson, who at the time was in need of a positive direction, learned how to make paint tints by crushing materials they could scrounge up, like Skittles.
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Using crushed up Skittles to extract the tints, and a piece of his hair and some plastic cutlery for a paint brush, you won't believe just how beautiful his works are.
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