Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistDave CattsPlatinum Member Collectionrockies
DescriptionThis image covers the entire Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. From the right side, the Colorado River enters the image at the upper right as it passes through Marble Canyon. A portion of the Vermilion Cliffs is shown at the upper right. At the first great turn eastward is the east end of the Grand Canyon National Park; and at the southern extent of this great turn are the towns of Desert View and Grand Canyon. Opposite, on the north side of the canyon is the town North Rim and Kaibab National Forest. The river meanders northwest then swings again to the southwest as the Kanab River enters from the center top of the image. At this great turn, the Havasuipai Indian Reservation is on the southern shore; and the National Park continues on the northern side of the canyon. At the second bottom turn, portions of the northern shoreline become lake Mead National Recreation Area as the Colorado River begins to back up from Hoover Dam. The river swings northwest again, then enters an S-turn before entering the widest part of Lake Mead: the northern extent of the S-curve is the Arizona-Nevada border, where the Grand Wash enters from the Black Rock Mountains. For that point, the Lake Mead Recreation Area surrounds the lake created by Hoover Dam ...West_Bounding_Coordinate: -114.2500East_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.5000North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.6666South_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.6666Universal Transverse Mercator, UTM Zone 11Longitude of Central Meridian: -117.0Horizontal Datum: North American Datum 1983
Dave Catts, last time I checked Member Since May 2007 Artist Statementcartographer / geographer
geospatial concepts: modeling, design, analysis and visualization,
cartography, geography, photography, stereography and digital art University of Delaware, 1974-1976; B.S. Cartography cum laude, University of Idaho, 1982; B.S. Geography cum laude, University of Idaho, 1982; cartographic technician, Cart-O-Graphics Laboratory, Unv of Idaho 1978-1982; cartographic artist, National Geographic Society, 1983-1986; cartographer, U. S. Geological Survey, 1986-2003
Many of these images do not have cartographic treatment (lines, text, symbols) and that is intentional. They are overhead views of large three-dimensional environmental models of Earth that can be used as cartographic background, with the ink saturations toned down, and linework and text added in desktop publishing, geographic information systems, or 3D modeling programs. When displayed on the wall, they become a challenge to find yourself geographically; which then deviates to an environmental perspective. The image becomes a riddle, a challange and a puzzle to solve using our environment as the gameboard; and then discuss your observations ... hopefully not with yourself ... by turning to a friend to start a conversation, you compare notes and then, Yikes! ... now you are talking about the wonderful and beautiful planet we live on, and how underappreciated it is ... so, you better Thank God for the gift of Planet Earth, eh?   Let's keep it in good working order, and stop screwing it up! He might get mad, and there would be Hell to Pay, ... if you know what I mean.
"I will spend my Heaven doing Good on Earth" Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin of Alençon (b.1873) and Lisieux (d.1897), France