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 Collectionislands
DescriptionThe West and East Arms of Grand Traverse Bay of Michigan are at the lower right; and Little Bay de Noc and Escanaba, Michigan are at the upper left. Washington Island and the Door Penisula of Wisconsin are at the left center; and Petosky, Michigan is at the right center. North and South Manitou Islands are just below the image center. Beaver Island, largest of the Michigan Islands group is at the center of the upper right quarter; and includes North and South Fox Islands, and (west-to-east) Gull, High, Trout, Whiskey, Squaw, Garden, Hog. The western tip of of Waugoshance Point is at the right edge. The Garden Peninsula, at center of the upper left quarter, includes Saint Martin, Poverty, Summer and Little Summer Islands. At the top, right of center,is the Manistique Lake group ...West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.2500East_Bounding_Coordinate: -85.0000North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.3333South_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.5000Universal Transverse Mercator, UTM Zone 16Longitude of Central Meridian: -87.0Horizontal 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