My name is Sasha Skochilenko
And these are my drawings. Most of them were made in a detention center five, I live for a year and a half—since I was arrested for placing anti-war leaflets in a supermarket.
At the beginning of my detention color pencils were banned. From the temporary detention ward, were I was initially placed, I managed to smuggle only a yellow one—it looked like a simple Koh-i-Noor pencil. That's why my first drawing are done with a black gel pen.
After a few months of imprisonment I got one more chance to draw with color pencils. I was sent to a psychiatric ward, with more lenient regulations, and my friends brought me a set of watercolor pencils. Three of them—navy blue, brown and black—I managed to bring back from the ward.
More time passed, and the pencil ban was lifted—but one still can keep only six colors in the cell.
Well, before you is my prison diary…
Imprisoned for peace
Capture ♯ from The Book on Repressions
Detention center ♯ black-and-white
Court ♯ brown-and-blue
Detention center ♯ in full color
Court ♯ in full color