Life on Mackinac Island

Steven Tharp's avatar Steven Tharp

This work contains twenty photos of Mackinac Island. They are than mounted on a three dimensional wooden structure. This unique mount adds a three dimensional feel to the photos. The work starts with twelve photos that are of the flowers, stones and fields and reflect the natural beauty of the the island. Above them are six photos that are some of my favorites. I want to show you Mackinac Island so you can enjoy one of the most beautiful places on earth. The photos reveal the unique character of this place that seems to be frozen in the historical past. The isolation of the island and the lack of motor vehicles make you feel as though you were in the 1800s prior to the industrial revolution. The Island banned motorized vehicles in 1898 which means that bikes and horses are the primary forms of transpiration. Mackinaw Island was designated as the second national park in 1875. The federal government has since given the land to Michigan it became the first Michigan State Park.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Photography / Wood
  • Width: 3
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 4