Artist’s Statement: On a ferry ride from downtown San Francisco to the pier, after a long day biking around the city, I captured this image of the bay with Alcatraz gleaming in the distance. The different shades of blue in the ocean, sky, and even in some of the islands in the distance compliment each other and give off a calming effect. Among the islands in the distance, one stands out and draws in the viewer’s focus; this island is Alcatraz, an island that used to function as a prison, yet now this is a popular tourist attraction. This should serve as a reminder to look deeper into the world around us, and to push beyond the limits of our comfort zones. Not everything is as it appears on the surface.