pyrographic drawings on paper
15 x 11 inches
There are currently 2,705 individuals
exonerated of their convictions.
Richard Phillips is the longest-serving wrongly accused individual. He served 45 years, 2 months and, after being found innocent, was released in 2017.
exonerated is an ongoing series of portraits produced by pyrographic drawing; in which a wood-burning stylus singes the paper. The ongoing series begins with the representation of those whose criminal record and/or imprisonment took between 28 and 54 years before being found innocent of their charge.