Dr Laurence McKeown

In the prison world where your physical steps today retrace the ones you took yesterday, last week, last month, last year, years previous, the arts takes you to a new world, allows you to take new steps, tentatively at first perhaps then later with much more boldness and precision. You explore new situations, new possibilities, new dimensions – often of yourself – and then you gaze on the ordinary, the commonplace, the everyday, and wonder how did it all once seem so one-dimensional?