Tag: structure

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!

Colors of Christmas

Colors of Christmas

Abstract, Surreal February 21, 2019

This abstract, three dimensional digital artwork reminded me of Christmas, with an emphasis on red and green colors; hence, the title. I used Bryce to create this design, which features a multitude of glass rings in a reflective chamber with lights. I’ve uploaded it to my gallery at Redbubble, where several items are now available.

Tunnel of Reflections

Tunnel of Reflections

Abstract, Surreal February 20, 2019

Enjoy this abstract three dimensional digital artwork featuring a circular pathway of reflections. Emanating from a distance point, distorted spheres of blue and red glass cast colors along a series of disjointed metallic rings.

Pretty cool, huh?

I’m happy with the way that this design turned out. If you, too, enjoy this imagery, then stop by my galleries at Pixels and/or Zazzle. There you’ll discover a wide variety of great items available as gifts – for family, friends or yourself!

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!

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!

Structure

Structure

Abstract, Structures January 20, 2019

I made this design yesterday, and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. One may ask –

What is it?

My response is that I’m not really sure. I guess I’d describe it like the television show, Seinfeld

It’s a design about nothing.

And, yes, I always wanted to be an architecture…lol.

Visit my galley at Fine Art America to review several items available featuring this design. Thank you!

OtterBox iPhone Case

OtterBox iPhone Case

Products, Structures January 20, 2019

Available for several device types – Apple, Samsung, Google – this phone case has a variety of styles (commuter, symmetry, defender), each providing real protection for your investment. Case will not interfere with wireless charging, and, a raised, beveled edge helps protect the touchscreen.

Enjoy this monochrome design with a linear perspective on your iPhone, today!

Structure of Buildings

Structure of Buildings

Graphics, Products January 18, 2019

Decorate the walls of your home or dormitory with this interesting poster, a textural collage of several different buildings. It’s available through Zazzle. Select from different sizes and the paper-type of your choice. And, guests may also visit my gallery at Fine Art America, where this design is available on many items.

Check it out…

Old Quarry In Knoxville, Tennessee

Photography, Structures January 12, 2019

As a second part to an earlier post entitled, Ijams Nature Center In Knoxville, TN, the following photographs include scenes from another trail known as Haworth Hollow (see marker, below):

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

It’s difficult to read the small print, which cites that the area houses the rare Berry Cave Salamander, known almost exclusively from five caves within a 12 mile radius of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Walking along the trail seemed rather uneventful, until I turned a corner to see the beginning of a quarry with a limestone wall reaching approximately 100′ tall. It was quite a surprise!

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

Here are a few more photographs taken in Haworth Hollow at Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, Tennessee:

Have a nice hike!

Spectral Structure Wall Tapestry

Spectral Structure Wall Tapestry

Graphics, Products January 11, 2019

This colorful graphic design is based on a photograph which I took of the Sunsphere, an interesting structure located in Knoxville, Tennessee, and features several scaled layers with differing blend modes, and a textural overlay. It looks great on this wall tapestry, available in three sizes (here, large measures 88″ by 104″) through Society 6. Made of 100% lightweight polyester with hand-sewn finishes, it’s suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Also, see more products featuring this design. Enjoy!

Shattered

Shattered

Structures, Surreal January 7, 2019

It had been a quiet day, with a gigantic metallic sphere reflecting peacefully on a black and white checkered surface. Some clouds overhead, but the weather for the most part was fine. Then, it happened.

A graphic artist arrived on the scene and disrupted an otherwise pleasant afternoon. First, a shattered effect was applied, casting segments of the image into random triangular disarray. An overlay then emerged to texturize the landscape, and adjustment layers soon followed. That is where the story ends, and this new design begins…

Guests may enjoy a wide variety of products featuring this image by visiting any/all of my galleries at Society 6, Fine Art America and Redbubble.

Enjoy!

Round Passages

Round Passages

Photography, Structures January 6, 2019

This photograph was taken on the campus of the University of Michigan, at the Law Quad. By rotating the image, then adding definition and lighting adjustments, it reminded me of the interesting home belonging to Bilbo Baggins, title character in J. R. R. Tolkiens 1937 novel, The Hobbit, and several modern film adaptations.

You won’t have to visit the Shire to enjoy this image, however. Just stop by my gallery at Fine Art America to discover a variety of prints available for your home or office. Enjoy!