Category: Structures

Chaotic Abstract Shapes

Chaotic Abstract Shapes

Abstract, Structures March 8, 2019

This exercise in creativity began as a modification to a preexisting design. Seeking to simplify the image, I added texture and used various artistic filters, blend modes and adjustment layers in Adobe Photoshop to affect change. This is the finish product of such endeavors – hope you like it.

Please visit my gallery at Fine Art America for more.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Photography, Structures March 6, 2019

This photograph was taken on top of a parking structure in Ann Arbor, Michigan, near the intersection of Liberty & State streets, next door to campus. Signs for both the Michigan & State theaters are visible among the buildings. Visitors can see more at my gallery through Fine Art America.

Covered Sidewalk

Covered Sidewalk

Photography, Structures March 3, 2019

Visiting downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, I traversed this covered ‘skywalk’ en route to the Sunsphere, located next door to the Convention Center. I liked the brick wall, metal structure and linear perspective enough to take a photograph, now available in my gallery at Fine Art America. Stop by for a visit, sometime!

Still Life Glass Bottle Bottom

Still Life Glass Bottle Bottom

Photography, Structures February 25, 2019

This still life macro photography features the interesting details on the bottom of an old glass bottle. Visit my gallery at Fine Art America to see a variety of print types available – framed, canvas, art, metal, wood and acrylic. Perfect for a wall in your kitchen or dining room, either at home or work!

See Through Glasses

See Through Glasses

Photography, Structures February 21, 2019

Featured is an enhanced close-up photograph of several clear-glass goblets with reflections, on a gold cloth. This still life scene is available in my gallery at Fine Art America. If you’d be interested in a print, there’s a wide variety of options – framed, canvas, art, metal, wood and acrylic. Check it out.

Hope to see you soon!

Checkered Grunge Triangles

Checkered Grunge Triangles

Structures, Surreal February 20, 2019

A structural tower explodes into chaotic dispersement of triangular shapes across a checkered landscape. Or, something like that. Now that the dust has settled, it’s safe once again to visit my gallery at Redbubble to see this design on a potpourri of interesting gift and apparel items. So, check it out!

Hope to see you soon!

Bottom of A Bottle

Bottom of A Bottle

Photography, Structures February 18, 2019

This close-up photograph features the bottom of an old bottle with many air bubble imperfections, and embossed lettering Cantrell & Cochrane. I think that it once contained mineral water, ginger ale, seltzer water or medicated aerated water.

Interested in a print for your home? If so, visit my gallery at Fine Art America.

3D Concrete Blocks

3D Concrete Blocks

Abstract, Structures February 18, 2019

Enjoy this grunge-style three dimensional digital artwork featuring a chaotic arrangement of concrete blocks. Visit my gallery at Redbubble to explore different categories of items available print on demand – apparel, cases & skins, wall art, home decor, bags and stationary products.

Thanks for stopping by!

Opera Spectacles

Opera Spectacles

Photography, Structures February 17, 2019

Enjoy this macro photography featuring a vintage pair of opera glasses with iridescent mother of pearl. I’ve added this image to my gallery at Fine Art America, where a variety of customizable prints are available – framed, canvas, art, metal, wood and acrylic. The perfect addition for your home or office!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunsphere In Knoxville, TN

Sunsphere In Knoxville, TN

Photography, Structures February 14, 2019

Yesterday was my first visit to the observation deck at the Sunsphere, located at 810 Clinch Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1982 for the World’s Fair, the structure stands 266 feet tall, weighs 600 tons and has windows that are layered in 24-karat gold dust. It’s interior circular viewing platform can accommodate a maximum of 86 visitors, with informational displays providing descriptions of the Sunsphere and surrounding area.

Entry is free and an elevator (no stairs) transports people up to floor “L4”. Full panoramic, expansive views of the city and landscape – Tennessee River, Smoky Mountains, Cumberland Mountains – offer guests a pleasant experience. Plan to spend a minimum of five minutes visiting this landmark, though take as long as you’d like to observe the area and/or read associated historical materials.

Regarding photography, though, one can expect to capture structural supports in most pictures, and, due to the gold-colored glass, interior photographs will likely retain a green hue. Also, based on the spheric design, I suspect that keeping the exterior window surfaces washed is very difficult – some were dirty.

Note: if you or someone in your group is a Senior Citizen or simply may need to rest, please be advised that there are no seats (or restrooms) available. So, remember to bring a walker that has a seat, or, alternatively, a collapsible campsite (tripod) chair.

Parking

I parked a few blocks from the Sunsphere at the Locust Street Garage. There’s a convenient ‘skywalk’ near parking, which allows walkers to bypass Henley Street and leads directly to the Convention Center. The cost for parking is $8 for two hours or less. After that, it’s $12.

Fine Art America

One more thing. If you’d be interested in a new print for your home or office, I’ve added the following picture to my gallery at Fine Art America. Stop by to select from a variety of available print types – framed, canvas, art, wood, metal and/or acrylic!