Aug 23, 2016

Celebrating the US Park's Centennial with my shot of the Virgin River

This print of the Virgin River is arriving this week! 20x30 inch Metal Print with high-gloss surface coating, with float mount hanger. 

Metal prints represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Because the image is infused into the surface and not on it, your images will take on an almost magical luminescence. The ultra-hard scratch-resistant surface is waterproof/weatherproof and can be cleaned easily – just avoid direct sunlight.
North Fork Virgin River in Zion Canyon ©2016 Kristina Hockley
On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100! So I decided to share an image of one of my favorite all time parks: Zion National Park in Utah. #findyourpark

A few interesting facts about The North Fork of the Virgin River at Zion National Park, Utah
  • It flows out of a cave at 9,000 feet elevation near Navajo Lake at Cascade Falls, Utah, descend toward Lake Mead at 1,000 feet, and empty into the Colorado River. The length of the Virgin River is 180 miles, however I am only the 33-mile stretch of the North Fork.
  • Zion means place of sanctuary and safety. Formerly known by its Paiute Indian name, Mukuntuweap or Mu-Loon’-Tu-Weap
  • It is one of the few remaining free flowing rivers left in the United States, and was designated Utah’s first wild and scenic river in 2009, during the centennial celebration of Zion National Park
  • The stream's gradient, 50 to 80 feet per mile, is one of the steepest in North America
  • Its flow is fairly low, but sometimes after a heavy rain it can turn into a raging flash flood destroying roads and knocking out anything in the way. On 12/21/11 the river crested at 9.8 feet and went rip-roaring through the Park
  • The cfs (cubic feet per second) varies throughout the seasons. Without rain during the summer months, I average about 20-30 cfs. During the late summer monsoon season heavy rains can raise the flow up to 200-1000 cfs. largest flow since 1926 was 9,100 cfs in December 1967.
The large art piece is replacing the Roma Music Man which sold last month to a couple passing through Grand Forks on there way home to Winnipeg. A funny story about the Roma Man: I hung him in the Wooden Spoon Bistro's unisex bathroom as the colors really complemented and it seemed like a great place capture people's attention. Apparently, the restaurant had a few elderly people complain that they were uncomfortable with this gentleman watching them. Did he need a curtain so those uncomfortable people could draw it closed while they used the facilities?

The new owners of the 'Roma Music Man' laughed at the thought of people having a problem with this and she said "Actually, I'm going to hang this piece in my washroom!"

Roma Music Man 20x30 inch metal print - this image can be re printed on request

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