Alcatraz Island 2 by Ethel Jimenez

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Artist Statement

"I find that it is not necessary to travel to foreign cities to view ruins imbued with history. Alcatraz Island has been an ongoing project of mine because the stories that the buildings tell draw me back again and again. Everywhere are reminders of the former occupants and what life was like. During the daytime, the island is striking. At night, even more so. As you walk around the ruins on a moonlit night, the island takes on an eerie quality. The wind, and damp, cool night only add to the mood. The night has a transformative quality that gives Alcatraz a certain mystery and allure. The island could be worlds away from the lights of San Francisco. " - Ethel Jimenez

Ethel Jimenezis a native New Yorker who was seduced by San Francisco and moved west several years ago. Reflected in her photography is an interest in the urban landscape and abstract themes. She shoots ordinary scenes and objects that she encounters during the day and focuses on color, texture, shadow and light to produce abstract images. Her work has been auctioned for the benefit of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, Visual Aid, Artspan and other non-profit organizations. Her work has been exhibited in New York and San Francisco and can be found in private collections across the country. The National Association of Women Artists recently accepted Ethel as a member and exhibited her work at their gallery in New York.

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About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.