January 20, 2007

Holiday Highlight: Alcatraz

Here's some sketches from our family's trip to Alcatraz, a legitimately awesome, scary, very cool place. The audio tour is just stellar, and we got a great guided tour from a park ranger. I think we all really loved this day.




And here they are as originally drawn:

14 comments:

  1. Really nice Nick, they're like a snapshot of life.

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  2. It became such a haunting, immersive experience for me. My imagination was running wild as I tried to place myself back in the 1930's.

    The bit about the inmates cells facing the harbor just killed me. Being able to hear the New Year's Eve laughter and festivities coming from the passing ships. What agony for those doomed to the island! I would have tried to escape as well.

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  3. Oh I love those, really sincere moments here. Love them all.

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  4. thank you lady,
    thank you gents!

    yeah, it really is an amazing place.
    we should go sometime...

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  5. wonderful. It's like I was there

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  6. nick, these are just phenominal. you're really exploring and as a result exploding as an artist, can't wait to see what comes out next! How's J doing?

    -R.

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  7. sister7:29 PM

    we did love this day...it was just cold. oh and meg's lil sister loved the picture. btw, how's jay and danny?

    ps. congrats on the golden globe.

    pps. email me please, once or twice a month...that's all i ask for - i'll write back.

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  8. I'm gobsmacked at how good these are. Gobsmacked.

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  9. These are fantastic! I love them!

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  10. Amazing man. You're making leaps and bounds.
    Leaps and bounds.

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  11. These sketches are fantastic Nick.

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  12. mostly intoxicating doings, well played, eh!

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