Gil Batle Carves Scenes from Twenty Years of Prison Life onto Ostrich Eggs
After spending 20 years in and out of five different California prisons for fraud and forgery, self-taught artist Gil Batle started carving impressive illustrations of his experiences onto ostrich egg shells. Batle’s drawing ability which evolved behind bars into sophisticated and clandestine tattooing skills is now used to create the beautiful eggs which depict the violent men he knew, the terrifying events he witnessed, and the bonds formed under the worst conditions. Gil Batle’s “Hatched in Prison” will be on view at the Ricco/Maresca gallery in New York from November 5th, 2015 to January 9th, 2016.
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