Artists often create to escape. Detainees at Guantánamo Bay also did it to survive.
Via a video call, former detainee Mansoor Adayfi told WAVY, "In your mind, in your soul, you are somewhere else — the sea, the sky, or the forest."
Adayfi's work is among 101 pieces on display at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at Old Dominion University in Norfolk. The art was created by six men who were held without trial, some for more than 15 years. None of them have been charged with a crime. Full Story