This graphic artwork features door archways rotating in a clockwise direction, using an optical illusion known as the Droste effect. If you happen to suffer from Vertigo or feel ill from dizziness, please rest before visiting these shops…
Twin Arches is a 1,500-acre natural area located on the Cumberland Plateau within the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, featuring many scenic gorges, sandstone bluffs and rivers.
Both sandstone arches are situated end-to-end with a land bridge across the top. In terms of dimensions, the North Arch has a top deck height of 62-feet, a clearance of 51-feet and a span of 93-feet, while the South Arch has a top deck height of 103-feet, a clearance of 70-feet and a span of 135-feet.
The park has two modern (septic tank) restrooms and a small seating area. Not far from the parking lot, the trail splits: to the left, you’ll encounter a set of steep wooden stairs (more like tall ladders with planks as steps) leading to the base of the cliffs; and, to the right the trail leads to the top of the arches.
You can find many great prints available featuring my photography when you visit my gallery. Print types include framed (customizable), art, metal, canvas, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry. Thanks for stopping by!
The text and image below are from an informational placard on site:
Weaker layers of sandstone form the base of the nearly vertical walls of this narrow ridge. The weathering of these erosion-susceptible layers caused sections of the wall to fall away, forming shallow rock shelters on both sides of the ridge.
The collapse and shelter enlarging process continued until two “windows” in the narrow ridge were formed. This opening enlarged until it reached the stronger and more erosion-resistant sandstone layer of rim rock that caps the Twin Arches.
Poem: Highway Song
Beyond seven clouds
Then, just up the road
Constraints cast aside
To lighten the load
One hand on the wheel
Cool wind driving hair
A new day ahead
Aah, fresh mountain air
© 2022 Phil Perkins
My collage artwork is available on many products in these shops:
Textural Windows Collage
If you’re looking to add a new piece to your home or at the office, you’ll enjoy this textural, architectural collage featuring a potpourri of assorted vintage windows. Many different print types are available, as are several other offerings, in my galleries at Fine Art America, Society 6 and Redbubble. Thanks for visiting!
Doors In A Row
This graphic collage features four colorful doors in a row with heavy textural elements added. If you’d like to add some character to an empty wall in your home or at the office, consider this architectural picture. Many different print types (framed, canvas, metal, acrylic, prints and posters) are available in my gallery at Fine Art America. Enjoy!
A Vintage Archway Passage
This vintage black and white architectural image is based on a photograph taken at the Law Quad on the campus of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, at the corner of State Street and South University. Through the corridor, archways open to an expansive courtyard of trees and lawn, surrounding by old stone buildings of the law school. Visit my gallery to see this image in a framed print, on device cases, tote bags and so forth.