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Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Ceramic | 1 comment

The Last Supper. An Unusual Series of Ceramic Plates by Julie Green.

The Last Supper. An Unusual Series of Ceramic Plates by Julie Green.

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The Last Supper is an ongoing project by Julie Green. The series illustrates the meal requests of U.S. death row inmates. It all started in the late 1990s, when a newspaper story caught the artist’s attention. The article was about a death row inmate and it  included details about his final meal. You can visit Julie Green’s Website to learn more details about her project.

Photography © Julie Green ↓

01AL20oct2011 The Last Supper. An Unusual Series of Ceramic Plates by Julie Green.

↑ Alabama 20 October 2011

From food available in the prison cafeteria, chose a turkey bologna sandwich with tomatoes and cheese, french fries, and an orange drink. Later, from a vending machine, Johnson got a Reese’s Cup, pretzels, and grape Sunkist drink.

12TX21sep2011 The Last Supper. An Unusual Series of Ceramic Plates by Julie Green.

↑Texas 21 September 2011

Two chicken-fried steaks, one pound of barbecued meat, a triple-patty bacon cheeseburger, a meat-lover’s pizza, three fajitas, an omelet, a bowl of okra, one pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream, some peanut-butter fudge with crushed peanuts and three root beers (after inmate didn’t eat any of this meal, Texas ends final meal request option).

 

07OH15nov2011 The Last Supper. An Unusual Series of Ceramic Plates by Julie Green.

↑ Ohio 15 November 2011

Lasagna, chili-cheese fries, garlic bread, moose-tracks ice cream, chocolate cake, caramel candy, beef jerky, cashews, almonds and root beer.

08OK05jan2012 The Last Supper. An Unusual Series of Ceramic Plates by Julie Green.

↑ Oklahoma 05 January 2012

Fried fish fillets with red cocktail sauce from Long John Silver’s, but abstained from any side dishes. (Oklahoma allows take-out food priced under $15.)

19VA14apr1998 The Last Supper. An Unusual Series of Ceramic Plates by Julie Green.

↑ Virginia 14 April 1998

Declined the traditional offer of a special last meal. Served what the other inmates were fed: bread, beef patties, au gratin potatoes, gravy, string beans, chilled fruit and beverage.

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Via → American Craft Magazine

1 Comment

  1. re: Texas 21 September 2011

    Requesting all that, and then eating none of it almost seems epic, as though maybe the person experienced some huge epiphany, and renounced all desire, at the end. (or maybe, and more sadly, maybe he just
    had no appetite . . . )

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