Size: 16" wide by 20" high
Locale: Off the coast of Southern California
A rocky island that measures 22 miles from tip to tip, Catalina (as it's referred to locally) is home to almost 4,000 people. Nearly all live in the island's only incorporated city, Avalon. A popular destination for tourists, Catalina is serviced by passenger ferry as well as by helicopter. Approximately one million tourists visit the island each year.
Beyond its spectacular dive sites and rugged, scenic coastline, there's one thing that often catches people's attention: the island's bison. Fourteen were brought over in 1924 for the filming of the film The Vanishing American (based on a novel by Zane Grey). When filming had commenced, they were left behind and the only scenes they were in were cut from the film. Their population has hovered around 150 ever since.
Construction: This piece comes ready to hang, pre-framed in a custom, solid-wood frame. It's rich contours are carefully crafted from laser-cut layers of Baltic birch, which are hand colored and glued together with the intent that each becomes a prized conversational piece and treasured heirloom.
It was designed in the United States, crafted in a family-owned shop overseas, and imported.
Points of Interest: Avalon, Lover's Cove, Descanso Beach, Shark Harbor, Ben Weston Beach, Diosa del Mar shipwreck, Su-Jac shipwreck, Catalina Canyon, and more!