Films created by Jason Daniels and Keith Wasserman

The Revolving Museum will be projecting film/videos/text from out of the eyes of the "Big Ideas” 12 foot high head sculpture (made by artist Bob Harman). Throughout the year-long project, new works will be created and shown to the public.


In many prisons, mostly located in hot states, there is an art revolution happening with prisoners of all ages making drawings on handkerchiefs for more reasons than meets the eye. One is art-making is healing. Another is it can speak in many languages. Thirdly, it can pay off.

The tradition of paño (from the Spanish 'pañuelo' which means 'handkerchief') began in the correctional facilities of Western American States sometime in the 1940s. At the time, decorating handkerchiefs was the only way for illiterate Mexican prisoners to communicate with the outside world. To this day, paños are still often sent to friends and family instead of letters, while, in certain prisons, the handkerchiefs are a popular form of currency.

Most of the artworks are tattoo-like images drawn of cloth with ball point pens and pencils. They include a plethora of images including beautiful women, skulls, sex, cars, religion and sports teams. Sometimes you find innocent pictures like children playing, teddy bears, unicorns and broken hearts.

If you are interested in purchasing one please contact Revolving Museum Director Jerry Beck