Christopher Herrera

Mailing Address:

Christopher Herrera #186281
Utah State Correctional Facility
P. O. Box 165300
Salt Lake City, UT 84116


I'm 34 years young, a Cancer. I was born in Seattle, Washington, the emerald city of the evergreen state. I'm a handsome Native American from the Siksika nation (Blackfoot Tribe) located in Alberta, Canada. I was raised in Seattle until the age of 16, then moved to a little town named Vernal in North Eastern Utah.


The country was a major culture shock, given that at that point, I was domesticated as a city slicker. I attended college at UBATC (Untah Basm Applied Technology College) for autoCAD drafting and auto mechanics. I had a career as a "roughneck" drilling for oil on a rig. I have over 3000 hours as a tattoo artist.


My passion has been art-based for as long as I can remember. I've been blessed with the ability to excel in art effortlessly, but I still have a lot to learn. I enjoy drawing portraits and realistic and cultural art. I used to be a B-Boy (break dancer) for over 10 years when I was younger, and graffiti was one of the four elements of hip-hop, so I have a history of tagging. I'm currently learning to draw human anatomy and sharpening my skills in drawing with ink. In my off time, I indulge in reading art books to help me be a better artist while gaining a perspective from different artists.


One day, I want to publish my own instructional art book because what might work for one might not work for others, and I might have tips for what they are looking for. I take being healthy seriously, so lifting weights is a major part of my life. I'm very athletic, and I train in boxing and do yoga. I love to laugh; I have a really good sense of humor.


I like watching comedies, listening to jokes, and telling funny stories. I take pride in making people smile because, given the circumstances, being negative doesn't really help my situation. I read many self-help books, philosophy, psychology, and history, along with a little fantasy as a nightcap.

The mask with tears running down her face in the center of the page represents a suicidal personality. The missing puzzle piece is the pain. This is incomplete and causes one to be off-balance. The dead hand represents the universal sign of a gun to the head. Some beautiful people see suicide as the only answer. That's why you see the flag at the top, which says “Bang.”

Finally freed from the torment of the monster trapped in their mind. My first love/girlfriend of seven and a half years ended her life by hanging herself in jail.



Rest in peace.

That’s why I chose this topic for my picture.


The woman on the left and right of the personality demonstrates two different perceptions. The one on the right shows beauty and what an outside perspective might see. Nobody can really tell anything is terribly wrong. This is the deception of Perception.

The woman on the left is when the Devil has a hold of you as you live in anguish. This is how I see some people really feel inside. 


The tombstone that has the date June 3rd is when I was charged with murder.

Maybe I will be with my true love again after all?