Friday, May 7, 2010

great hall - ellis island - nyc


with all the talk of immigration laws in the us these days, i couldn't help but be reminded that - for the most part - we are a nation built on the hopes, aspirations, ambitions, and labor of immigrants

24 comments:

  1. So true Tom, thanks for the beautiful work to illustrate your point!

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  2. Wow Tom! Your inspiration yielded a rich painting!

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  3. Great, Thomas!! Here in Italy we often don't remember for where we come . It's important to remember what you say!!
    thank you Thomas, great work!!

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  4. great thomas... i like the depth and mood of this work of yours

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  5. Great work Thomas! It's fantastic! And a very nice comment of your point of view about the pain immigration.

    Thanks Thomas.

    Javier.

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  6. Thomas, this is exceptional!

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  7. Wonderful watercolor, the lights, the people, the harmony of colors and of course the perspectiva. You are a great painter and also a charitable person.

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  8. has plasmado un fantástico espacio, great!

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  9. Great work Thomas! Really a wonderful watercolor! I also like very much your words!!
    Thanks. Tito.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful. I love the feeling I get from this :)

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  11. Well said. Well painted. If only the right people saw this...sigh....hmm, but wait, that would be anyone. ;)

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  12. thank you all so much for the comments - means the world to me. tom

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  13. beautiful! the light says everything!

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  14. An outstanding work Thomas !!!!!!!.
    A very nice comment of your point of view about the pain of immigration.
    jan :)

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  15. MAGNIFICO TRABAJO THOMAS, CON UN ESTILO Y SOLTURAS REALMENTE ENVIDIABLES. UN SALUDO.

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  16. So beautiful! The lights, the shadows, the atmosphere.. Fantastic job!

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  17. i'm very moved by all the generous comments - thank you all so much!

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  18. Saw this one on fB too...a truly wonderful painting.Its beauty lies in its simple forms.

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  19. I was looking forward a new work of yours, and I'm not disapointed: it's been worth the waiting . The light, the colour, the composition...simply wonderful. Congratulations!

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  20. Wonderful!! My great-grandfather's name is inscribed in stone in the garden just outside that Great Hall, reminding me that I should remain humble when it comes to welcoming the stranger.

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