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Happy Birthday, Orion
This is probably a confusing time for you. I know it is for me. It may seem like I disappeared, but that isn’t the case. I try contacting you 2 or 3 times daily but, for whatever reason, I can’t seem to get through anymore. I’ll continue to try, because talking to you was my favorite part of the day. Some of the letters and drawings I have been sending you have started coming back to me, and I really wanted to get at you today … so, although it’s a shot in the dark, I’m hoping that when you are old enough to Google your name, “Orion Orpilla”, among the dog pile of results you find this waiting for you:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ORION!
Since the day you were born, not a single hour of a single day has passed without me thinking of you. I tell all of my friends how smart you are, and how lucky and proud I am that you are my son. I love you to the stars you were named after… and back. Happy Birthday, Baby Boy….
A word from the Artist...
Aside from being my mental lifeline to the outside, this blog is an effort to help provide my beautiful son, Orion, with a little support while I am away. Any profit generated by the Ads on this blog get split between him and a charity that builds wheelchair accessible playgrounds for disabled children.
Aside from that, my spirit pretty much survives on sincere correspondence from the outside world. Letters sent by anyone are more valuable to me than clean socks. Write me, and I'll write you back.
Dante Orpilla #49007-112
FCI SHERIDAN, SATELLITE CAMP, P.O.BOX 6000
SHERIDAN, OR 97378
DO NOT SEND FUNDS TO THIS ADDRESS
On June 16th, 2010, I was sentenced to serve 28 months in a Federal Penitentiary, for possessing with intent to distribute a Class A narcotic. This blog is a visual representation of that experience. Please enjoy responsibly.
For the better part of my life I have operated under the beautiful assumption that mans greatest gift is his ability to create. And so I do. My name is Dante. I am an artist, a musician, a writer and, above all, a very proud father.
Please note that messages are sent in writing to Blackmarket Arts and due to his situation he will not be able to respond. If you would like to begin a correspondence, please write to him.