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 Catts Platinum Member Collectionrockies
Description The Grand Mesa is at the center of this image, with Grand Junction off to the left in the floodplain of green where the Gunnison River flowing from the south meets the Colorado River entering the image at the upper right. The town of Delta is at the lower center where the Uncompahgre River, entering the south of the image a bit left of center, meets the Gunnison River as it exist the Black Canyon of the Gunnison at right of bottom center. The Colorado River enters the image above Horse Mountain and North Mamm Peak are at the top center. Montrose, Colorado is just off the image to the south, but you can see the airport that is north of town ...West_Bounding_Coordinate: -108.7500East_Bounding_Coordinate: -107.2500North_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.5000South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.5000Universal Transverse Mercator, UTM Zone 13Longitude of Central Meridian: -105.0Horizontal Datum: North American Datum 1983
Dave Catts, last time I checked Member Since May 2007 Artist StatementTo see how I make most of these images, see my website (above). cartographer / 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; "Geographer of the Year", University of Idaho, 1982; "Superior Service Award" for the public release of RevPG, USGS, 1991
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