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 CollectionCentral-US
Description Bois Blanc Island is just north of Cheboygan, Michigan and east of the Straits of Mackinac Bridge to Saint Ignace. Northwest of Bois Blanc Island is the smaller Mackinac Island. At the bottom center is a portion of Burt and Mullet Lakes. At the extreme top right is the South Channel from Munuscong Bay to Potagangnissing Bay, along the U.S.-Canada border; with a small portion of Saint Joseph Island, Ontario, Canada at the top right image edge. At the top left is East Lake, Michigan. For some geographic and lexicological trivia? Cheboygan is very close to the centroid of the transformation from the North American Datum of 1927 (NAD27) to the 1983 (WGS84/NAD83) datums ... so very little change in the X,Y coordinates from NAD27 to NAD83 ... and did you ever wonder where the coffier term Mullet came from? (... just kidding, Michigan ... Love Ya) ...West_Bounding_Coordinate: -85.0000East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.0000North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.1500South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.5000Universal 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 Statement University of Idaho, College of Mines and Earth Resources, Bachelor of Science in Geography and Bachelor of Science in Cartography, cum laude, "Meritorious Achievement Award", geographer 1982, National Geographic Society, Cartographic Division; and United States Geological Survey, "Superior Service Award" 1991: cartographic researcher in analog-to-digital mapping, three-dimensional modeling and landscape visualization: geographic information science and geographic Information systems.
Computer landscape models for images at www.LoggishSpear.com
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 saturation toned down, and line work 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 challenge and a puzzle to solve using our environment as the game-board; 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 ... Saint Theresa of Lisieux or who we called "Little Flower"