Grandfather Mountain by Phillip Philbeck
Phillip Philbeck has created another spectacular image. The artist showcases all the beauty of the famous Grandfather Mountain in his home state of North Carolina. The mountain was given its name from a distant view in the landscape where it appears to form the profile of an old man lying on his side. Until 2008, the mountain was a privately-owned property and operated as a nature preserve. In 2008, the State of North Carolina purchased the property. Grandfather Mountain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. It is famous for its mile-high swinging bridge that gives visitors easy access, and a thrilling vista, to breathtaking views from the mountain's Linville Peak. The swinging bridge is aptly named for its tendency to sway in high winds. In Philbeck's pastoral image, a gentle valley landscape nestles below magnificent Grandfather Mountain as it rises majestically at almost 6,000 feet above the peaceful scene to pierce the clouds that float through the sky. This print is from an edition size of only 250 in this series.