The Keys to Alkatraz -Lock Down by Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

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These are the REAL keys to Alkatraz done in this look and these colors to provoke the feeling of the place. Weather worn, run down and that nasty color greenish mint that was on the walls as well as the bars,with red rust accents. Dreadful place.

I got this image while on a tour with a group of friends. being the kind of person I am, I went away from the main group and ended up in this darker area. No one was a round and it was creepy! But it wasn’t as creepy as the guard! There he was standing in a drab brown uniform, spit polished black shoes and cap. I asked the thin bugged eyed guy if he was indeed the guard. With a nod of his head he confermed that he was. Then I asked if I could see the keys that opened these caged walls. Suprised he says “No one has ever asked that before!” then he showed them to me. He then unlocked the main bars we walked in and he locked us in! I have a fear of being locked in places so of course I get all panic stricken turning different shades of white. The guard laughs and unlocks the door. After that was the end of it , I asked if I could take a photograph of those big brass keys.He scratched his head and stated, “Well I’m not sapos ta do that but OK, BUT don’t tell anyone!”
I thanked him shot the shot and NEVER told a soul about it, to this day No One has ever seen those keys in my shots. This is about as close as it gets.

These Images and Writings Do Not Belong To ANY Public Domain. All images and Writing are copyright © Patricia Anne McCarty & Deep Red Tiger Images 2010. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images or Writings without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

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About the Artist:
Born in Dunoon-Argyll, Scotland, Patricia Anne McCarty has studied art most of her life. Patricia is an artist of many interests and skills in both the fine arts as well as commercial art. Patricia works traditionally in Sculpture using both bronze and clay, She also is a story Writer, a Poet and Lyrical Writer, Patricia has studied and can use photography as an art, and with in her art. She specializes in Digital Airbrush Painting.

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  • navybrat
    navybratalmost 6 years ago


  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisalmost 6 years ago

    Very cool art-work Patricia.

  • Van Cordle
    Van Cordlealmost 6 years ago

    Cool stuff : )

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 6 years ago

    that’s terrific
    a lovely effect you’ve created!!

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

  • very cool! thanks

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 5 years ago

    *Congratulations * From First Things

  • wow thanks agin :)

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

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