The second largest island along the Eastern seaboard, Mount Desert Island has been a popular vacation destination for more than 150 years. First popularized by affluent urbanites in the mid 19th century for its rustic appeal, the idea of preserving the island caught on quickly. A large portion of the island was purchased privately, then given to the federal government and established as a national park. Known as Acadia National Park today, that land–set aside long ago–attracts more than 2.5 million visitors each year; people escaping city life to hike, bicycle, and horseback ride its automobile-free carriage roads, soak in the beautiful scenery, and appreciate the foresight of those early visionaries.
This piece comes ready to hang, pre-framed in a custom, solid-wood frame. Its 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.