I believe the process of portraiture attempts to ask the following questions concerning these death row inmates. Are death row inmates the morally lowest and vilest of society? Do they have the same inherent value as other citizens? Are they beyond saving faith? Could the genuine loving good news of Jesus Christ’s purpose in his life, death, and resurrection transform the hearts and minds of these criminals leading to their confession of faith? Square halos were sometimes used for living saints vs. round halos for dead saints in Italian paintings from 500 – 1100. Alone or as a group these pieces are intended to set themselves up as hope for the hopeless.