Damien Echols spent over 18 years on death row in Arkansas for a crime he didn’t commit. Released in 2011, he is now a working artist and author. Echols and Day for Night visual art curator Alex Czetwertynski collaborated on the installation “Crimson Lotus,” which incorporated light sculptures depicting “sigils” (symbols used in Echols’ religious practice of Hermeticism) and audio of Echols’ spoken-word performance. Echols also performed live inside the installation, guiding festival goers through a meditation session.
Keep an eye out for Day for Night artist profile stories each day this week, and see the entire series on Arts InSight Friday, March 3, 8:30pm, on Houston Public Media – TV 8.