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Art Print Notes
When I first developed an interest in art, I began a quest to capture local landmarks for my own art series. As I began seeking out Atlanta area landmarks there was absolutely zero question that The Big Chicken, pictured here, was on the list. This roadside attraction been a fixture in Marietta, one of Atlanta’s nearer suburbs, since the 1960’s. And from a personal perspective, it was one of the first landmarks I had visited with friends when I moved to Atlanta in the late 90’s. Besides, I have always loved quirky roadside attractions of this vintage. Don’t you?
The Big Chicken is a piece of novelty architecture which was originally built in 1963 to advertise what was then Johnny Reb’s Chick, Chuck and Shake restaurant. In 1974 it became part of the KFC chain. In more recent years there were threats to move the landmark chicken to Smyrna. A public uproar followed and the Big Chicken was renovated and seems destined to remain a Marietta icon.
If you’ve lived in or near Marietta, you’ll no doubt know that people routinely gives directions based on their proximity to the Big Chicken, i.e. turn left at the Big Chicken, or a mile north of the Big Chicken, etc. That definitely qualifies as a landmark don’t you think? There’s no question that giant red chicken with the roadside Americana qualities is part of the local lore today.
My rendition of this local landmark includes a layered vintage feel to really capture the nostalgia and timeless nature of this retro-cool little corner of the Atlanta area. My Big Chicken is an interesting art piece whether you hail from Marietta or you, like me, love kitschy mid-century Americana.
What Buyers Are Saying
Received the print today! It’s gorgeous! I really can’t thank you enough.
I’ll frame it and hang it in my apartment in NYC as soon as I get back.
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
I framed the picture of our house and put it under the tree for Sid.
He loved it!
DeAnn just called me so very excited, she received the picture. She thinks it’s just beautiful.
Thank you so much and I’m sure you will be hearing from her too.
…it is a surprise for my daughter when she comes home from college.. …and I can’t wait for her to see it!! Nice surprise for her finishing her first year and doing amazing!
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
I got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
I love my “Toomers Drugstore” and “Auburn Supper Club” prints from Mark. He does an amazing job and every painting has detail and awesome colors. His Auburn prints are a must have for fans that love Auburn as much as I do!
I treated myself last year to two of your lovely works of art. The telephone box & the Scottish cottage on a country lane. Love them!
I just dropped it off at the framing shop on Friday and had a look at it… It’s absolutely beautiful.
I purchased it to replace a painting of Paris and to be honest the way that you have captured Dublin on the river at night makes it look more beautiful than Paris.
Beautiful photo, you are very talented.
Yes! I got my tractor print in the mail today, and I love it! It is beautiful. It is vibrant and ….perfect… and I am going to frame it and hang it asap! I love it. Thank you Mark! You are an amazing photographer.
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
I ordered a framed print of the Macon County Clinic and Nurses house . My mother… worked there from 1956 until the clinic closed. … It is a beautiful artwork and looking forward to seeing her face when she gets this gift on Christmas. Thanks for the Great GIFT!!
Just wanted to let you know, for Christmas, my sister got me a GIANT photo from you of the mountains and sheep in Connemara (Ireland).
It is really beautiful and I love it. Gotta have it matted and framed next.
The print is absolutely breathtaking! I immediately went and had it framed, I just couldn’t wait to display it.
I’m excited to show off your work to my friends and family. You are one of the most talented photographers I’ve seen and it’s a pleasure to own your work.
I just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
Originally I purchased these cards to give for Easter, but they are so beautiful I decided to frame and keep them for myself.
Mark Tisdale’s work is excellent.
The cards are very high quality. Images are sharp and colors are vibrant!
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
I took the photograph of the house to be framed and the young lady who helped me choose the mats and frame was so taken with the photography that she asked for your name so she could see more on the web.
If you hear from an Erica I want a commission!
Love it… the print arrived today and looks awesome!!
Now I just need to get a suitable frame and get it up where it can be enjoyed.
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
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