Xavier Cortada, convictim,
60" x 144", mixed media on canvas, 2001.
to Juveniles in Adult Jails
read Artist's Statement by Xavier Cortada
|The artist created the "convictim" mural
during Fall 2001 with the participation of juvenile offenders aged 14 - 18 incarcerated at
Miami's Turner Guilford Knight Corrections Facility waiting to be tried or sentenced as adults.
mural was sponsored through of ArtCARE: Outreach
to Juveniles Being Tried as Adults a project presented by Miami-Dade
Art in Public Places and the Law Offices of Bennett H. Brummer, Public Defender ( the 11th
Judicial Circuit of Florida), and sponsored by the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council,
the Department of Juvenile Justice, Weed and Seed, BACARDI, USA, the East
Little Havana Community Development Corporation, and www.cortada.com
Copyright © 1997 by Xavier Cortada. All rights
Revised: 14 Mar 2004 17:23 -0500.