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. Artistamproehl Platinum Member CollectionMaps
Description Point Reyes and the adjoining Tomales Bay is one of my favorite areas in the San Francisco Bay Area. Point Reyes has great hiking and kayaking Tomales Bay can be beautiful before the wind comes up.This map has a more traditional look which hides it's unique perspective. I wanted to create a basic map that highlights the major towns and landmarks. The key difference between this map and other maps of the area is the map's orientation. The map is rotated clockwise about 35 degrees. I did this because it is closer to your actual experience of the area. The general orientation of the California coast is North South even though it veers in and out quite a bit. Driving up Highway 1 in the area feels like you're driving North with the Pacific Ocean to your West. As it nears Point Reyes, Highway 1 also follows the San Andreas Fault and the fault is key to what makes Point Reyes unique. Land on the ocean-side of the fault sits on the Pacific tectonic plate while the mainland-side is part of the North American Plate. As the two plates grind past each other, Point Reyes moves North. The land mass moved 16 feet almost instantly in the 1906 Earthquake. All of this made me want to orient Highway 1 vertically and visualize Point Reyes as a mass of land sticking out into the Pacific. Tomales Bay, Highway 1 and the San Adreas Fault all align vertically to reinforce the image I have in my head when I'm there. It also serves to capture the area as something unique and slightly removed from the surrounding area.