Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Dave Catts, last time I checked
Member Since May 2007
Artist Statement 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

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



Product No 114086
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