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Abstract Structures

Sunsphere In Knoxville, Tennessee

Enjoy my digital rendition of the Sunsphere, an iconic structure located downtown in Knoxville, Tennessee. Constructed for the 1982 World’s Fair, you can compliment your home decor with a print from my galleries at Fine Art America and/or ArtPal. Several print types to choose from!

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Science Fiction Surreal

Sphere Of Many Mirrors

Enjoy this sphere of many mirrors, positioned before the horizon above a reflective plane to replicate atmospheric conditions. Available through Redbubble & Pixels. Hope to see you soon!

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Abstract Structures

Rotation of Reflection

Enjoy this abstract graphic art featuring a mirror image of buildings, with distortion from a glass sphere positioned at center. See more in my gallery at Pixels. Thanks for stopping by!

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Nature Science Fiction

Mysterious Sphere At Falls

I was enjoying a peaceful visit to Cummins Falls, located in Tennessee, when suddenly a reflective glass sphere appeared…lol. You can learn more about this unusual unidentified flying object by visiting my shop at Pixels. Thanks for stopping by!

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Abstract Graphics

Walking In The Rain In A Glass Sphere

This digital imagery is based on an earlier artwork. Now, it features a giant glass sphere, presumably encapsulating a pedestrian and his umbrella while trekking through the city.

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Abstract Graphics

Glass Sphere And Trolley

This digital artwork is based on an earlier work I created, and uses a design trick to craft the illusion of a glass sphere. It’s available on a variety of print types for your home, office, lobby or cafeteria. Check it out…

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Abstract Graphics

Glass Sphere In The Rain

Well, it’s not really glass. This graphic artwork does, however, have the appearance of a glass sphere, and adds interest to an otherwise already interesting artwork (see original here) which I created. Hope you enjoy this modified view!

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Science Fiction Surreal

Reflecting Blue Sphere

In space orbiting above the surface of Mars, astronauts examine a mysterious reflective blue sphere… see more.

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Photography Structures

Knoxville Sunsphere

This photograph from downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, includes a view of the golden-glass Sunsphere in the distance. See more.

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Science Fiction Space

Land of The Golden Orb

With terrain difficult to traverse by either surface-rover or foot, an aerial transport is required to visit this mysterious Land of The Golden Orb. I used Bryce to create this science fiction landscape, as well as Adobe Photoshop for finishing details.

Visit my galleries at Pixels and/or Zazzle to discover some really far-out stuff!

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Photography Structures

Sunsphere In Knoxville, TN

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!

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Nature Science Fiction

Blue Mountains And Sphere

Enjoy this sci fi poster available at Zazzle, featuring a three dimensional fantasy landscape with blue mountains and a mysterious sphere in the water. Various sizes and paper-types to select…