10-year-old Shyzaya Louallen is using art to connect to his mother as she serves time at Rikers Island.
“I feel good about painting it because it gets me excited so when she comes out I could show her,” he said.
The mural in East Harlem is a visual dialogue between children and their incarcerated mothers. The images are based on messages and drawings sent to the kids by their moms.
– Jeanine Ramirez