Elena is an incarcerated artist in Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on madness, systemic repression, and the promise of abolition. She works in tandem with PeoplesHub, Let’s Get Free @womeninprison, and various prison advocacy zines and newsletters. Elena is committed to drawing attention to the flaws of the PIC and to the humanity of those held in state-sponsored captivity.
Self portrait by Elena House Hay (2022), graphite & art marker on synthetic paper: