I gave tree-like characteristics to the main rivers of the Mississippi system and found that the branches of a river can look a lot like branches of a tree. Sue Mapolski painted the watercolor background.
“Krummholz,” German for “bent wood,” is the word
geographers use to describe trees that have been dramatically sculpted by wind
or blowing ice.
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Using a painter’s attention to structure and detail, I aspire to create cartographic art that informs the mind, and pleases the eye.
Serving as a lens through which one can see the beauty and character of the land, a well-crafted map gives you a means to appreciate the unique qualities of place.
Old-style US wall maps (far left) did not illustrate basic US geography with enough depth, clarity - or fidelity - to foster geographic literacy.
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Framed Version of the Essential Geography of the United States of America