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Prisoners Attracted by the detailed descriptions of inmates, especially of their teeth, Patricia Sahertian creates the series “PRISONERS”. Beginning with old mug shot photos of inmates at McNeil Island Penitentiary from the early 1900s, she uses acrylic paint directly on photo paper to recreate these miniature three by three inch portraits. cover image: “central incisors false” 3x3” acrylic on photo paper.

© copyright 2012 designed and edited by Patricia Sahertian this catalog can be viewed in its entirety on issuu.com and ordered in print from magcloud.com


“condition of teeth unknown”


“third upper right molar missing�


“central incisors false�


“third right molar missing�


“upper central incisors have gold inlays�


“second right and left cuspids gold crowned”


“upper right central incisor crowned”


“lower left 2nd bicuspid missing”


“teeth intact”


“teeth intact too”


JIM WONG #2910 ONE YEAR AND ONE DAY SMUGGLING OPIUM ARRESTED IN NOGALES, AZ 3/7/17 SENTENCED 6/7/17 COMMENCED 6/7/17 AGE: 39 HEIGHT: 5’ 6-1/4” WEIGHT: 126-1/2 LBS HAIR: BLACK EYES: BROWN COMPLEXION: CHINESE TEETH: DESCRIPTION NOT AVAILABLE SCARS: 1/2” RIGHT CHEEK BONE, 1/3” LONG BACK OF HEAD, 1/2” LEFT OF MEDIAN, 1/2” LONG BETWEEN COLLAR BONES, 1/3” LONG FRONT OF JOINT LEFT LITTLE FINGER, 1/4” LONG OUTER FRONT OF RIGHT ELBOW, 1/3” DIAMETER FRONT OF RIGHT ARM 3/4” BELOW ELBOW, 1”X3/4” ABOVE RIGHT KNEE, 2/3”X1/3” BELOW RIGHT KNEE, SCARS ON LEFT KNEE, 2 OVER LEFT HIP THOMAS CAREY #3602 TWO YEARS VIOLATION OF ESPIONAGE ACT ARRESTED IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA 8/6/17 SENTENCED 9/27/17 COMMENCED 9/9/20 AGE: 33 HEIGHT: 6’ 0” WEIGHT: 219 LBS HAIR: BROWN EYES: DARK BLUE COMPLEXION: FAIR TEETH: 3RD UPPER RIGHT MOLAR, 2ND UPPER LEFT MOLAR AND 2ND UPPER INCISOR MISSING SCARS: 4” ABOVE LEFT EAR 1/2”, ON FOREHEAD 1”, T SCAR ON TOP OF HEAD, 2 VACCINATION MARKS ON RIGHT ARM GEORGE A. SPRATT #4216 TWO YEARS AND $1000 FINE CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE NAT’L PROHIBITION ACT AND EMBEZZLEMENT BY U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE OFFICER ARRESTED IN FRESNO, CA 1/13/22 SENTENCED 6/9/22 COMMENCED 6/9/22 AGE: 29 HEIGHT: 5’ 7-1/2” WEIGHT: 121 LBS HAIR: BROWN EYES: LIGHT BLUE COMPLEXION: LIGHT TEETH: UPPER RIGHT 1ST MOLAR AND 2ND MOLAR LEFT CROWNED, CENTRAL INCISORS FALSE, LOWER 2ND BICUSPIDS AND LEFT 1ST AND 2ND BICUSPIDS CROWNED SCARS: 1 ON LEFT EYEBROW, 1 ABOVE ADAM’S APPLE RIGHT, 1 ON BACK OF 2ND FINGER RIGHT, 1 ON INNER SIDE RIGHT KNEE

DANIEL O’CONNELL #3604 SEVEN YEARS VIOLATION OF ESPIONAGE ACT AND CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE ACT ARRESTED IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA 8/6/17 SENTENCED 9/29/17 COMMENCED 9/9/20 AGE: 54 HEIGHT: 5’ 6-1/2” WEIGHT: 180 LBS HAIR: GRAY EYES: BLUE COMPLEXION: FAIR TEETH: 3RD MOLAR UPPER RIGHT, UPPER LEFT AND LOWER LEFT MISSING SCARS: 3-1/2” ABOVE AND 2” FORWARD OF LEFT EAR, OLD FRACTURE LEFT CLAVACIAL NORRIS H. PYRON #3800 FIFTEEN YEARS COUNTERFEITING, ETC ARRESTED IN LOS ANGELES, CA 7/18/18 SENTENCED 10/10/18 COMMENCED 6/13/21 AGE: 40 HEIGHT: 5’ 7” WEIGHT: 137 LBS HAIR: BROWN GRAY EYES: GRAY-BLUE COMPLEXION: MEDIUM TEETH: UPPER CENTRAL INCISORS HAVE GOLD INLAYS, LEFT CANINE AND 2ND MOLAR GONE, LOWER RIGHT 1ST AND 2ND MOLARS MISSING SCARS: LINEAR SCAR INNER SIDE WRIST JUST ABOVE THUMB ROY G. GARDNER #3806 TWENTY-FIVE YEARS VIOLATION SECTION 197, USCC: ROBBERY ARRESTED IN ROSEVILLE, CA 5/23/21 SENTENCED 6/1/21 COMMENCED 6/16/21 AGE: 35 HEIGHT: 5’ 9-1/2” WEIGHT: 193 LBS HAIR: RED/BROWN/GRAY EYES: HAZEL-GRAY TEETH: UPPER RIGTH 1ST MOLAR GONE, 2ND RIGHT CUSPID GOLD CROWNED, 1ST UPPER LEFT MOLAR MISSING SCARS: “V” SHAPED SCAR ON BACK OF HEAD, SKULL SLIGHTLY DEPRESSED, 1 ON RIGHT KNEE, 1 ON LEFT RIBS, TATTOO MARKS ON RIGHT FOREARM BUNKICHI OUCHI #4203 TWO AND ONE-HALF YEARS COUNTERFEITING NAT’L BANK NOTES ARRESTED IN SEATTLE WA 2/12/22 SENTENCED 6/1/22 COMMENCED 6/5/22

AGE: 53 HEIGHT: 5’ 3-1/2” WEIGHT: 129 LBS HAIR: BLACK AND GRAY EYES: BROWN COMPLEXION: JAPANESE TEETH: UPPER RIGHT CENTRAL INCISOR CROWNED, 2ND MOLAR MISSING, LOWER LATERAL INCISOR CROWNED, CANINE AND MOLARS MISSING, LOWER RIGHT 1ST BICUSPID GOLD RIMMED, ALL OTHERS MISSING, LOWER LAST MOLAR MISSING SCARS: 1” ABOVE RIGHT EAR, 1 MOLE RIGHT CHEEK, 2 ON BACK OF LEFT WRIST, TATTOOED NAME ON LEFT ARM IN JAPANESE JOHN WYLLIE #4224 ONE YEAR AND ONE DAY VIOLATION HARRISON NARCOTIC ACT ARRESTED IN SEATTLE, WA 2/27/22 SENTENCED 6/12/22 COMMENCED 6/12/22 AGE: 49 HEIGHT: 5’ 9-1/2” WEIGHT: 154 LBS HAIR: BLACK EYES: BROWN COMPLEXION: NEGRO TEETH: LOWER LEFT 2ND BICUSPID MISSING SCARS: 1 PIT MIDDLE OF BRIDGE OF NOSE, 1 ON LOWER 3RD DORSAL REGION LEFT SIDE EVERT IMPYN #3825 LIFE RAPE ARRESTED IN TACOMA, WA 4/11/21 SENTENCED 7/9/21 COMMENCED 7/9/21 AGE: 21 HEIGHT: 5’ 11-1/4” WEIGHT: 164 LBS HAIR: BLOND EYES: BLUE-GRAY COMPLEXION: LIGHT TEETH: INTACT SCARS: SMALL 1 ON CROWN OF HEAD, 1 ON INNER BORDER RIGHT HAND, MOLE ON BACK OF RIGHT HAND LAWARDUS G. BORGART #3824 LIFE RAPE ARRESTED IN TACOMA, WA 4/12/21 SENTENCED 7/9/21 COMMENCED 7/9/21 AGE: 22 HEIGHT: 5’ 10” WEIGHT: 148 LBS HAIR: DK BROWN EYES: GRAY COMPLEXION: MEDIUM TEETH: INTACT SCARS: OUTER SIDE LEFT FOREARM, TATTOO HEART AND SCROLL “A P CLEFF”


Prisoners Patricia Sahertian is a native New Yorker, now living in Phoenix, AZ. She has extensive experience in both design and fine art and is currently focused on painting. Learn more about a connection between four of these inmates on her web-addendum: escapeartist.thestudio-ps.com Follow Patricia Sahertian’s work on her website: thestudio-ps.com there you will also find links to her blog, flickr, facebook, twitter and more. If you are interested in showing this series or purchasing any of the work please send an e-mail to patricia@thestudio-ps.com or call 631.384.2067.

Prisoners  

Attracted by the detailed descriptions of inmates, especially of their teeth, Patricia Sahertian creates the series “PRISONERS”. Beginning w...

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