Black Sheep Design:
Front: This design shows the contrast between a herd of white sheep and one black sheep separated from the flock.
Often in society, our culture and even our religious institutions we have opinions about who is "in" and who is "out" As you look closely you will see even the white sheep have issues (missing teeth, 3 eyes, missing an eye, not physically attractive, some with sharp teeth that can mean so many different things.. The herd doesn't always have it together.. But the black sheep, the outcast, the one who has been cast aside is actually the one who is finding the light. This half skeleton, half black sheep character has come back from the brink of death and despite being pushed out of the heard has found light and hope. We believe those who are incarcerated and that have been branded the black sheep of society can find new life.
We believe even those who have wandered the furthest, can find their way back home.
Back: On the back of this shirt is the phrase 2.3 million. If you look closely you will see hands holding the L's in million as though they were prison bars. This is a vivid visual reminder of the sheer volume of our prison population in America. 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prison population.
We believe there is a better way forward..
“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray."