Steve Thomas has brought to life Mount Diablo in this limited edition piece to pay homage to a Northern California landmark, and it can only be viewed and purchased through Studio Seven Arts in Pleasanton.
Mount Diablo’s peak of 3,849 feet is one of the most visible from most of the San Francisco Bay Area. Now part of a 20,000 acre state park, Mount Diablo appears from many angles to be a double pyramid and has many subsidiary peaks, the largest of which is the other half of the double pyramid, North Peak, nearly as high in elevation at 3,557 feet and about a mile northeast of the main summit.
Sacred to many California Native Americans, Mount Diablo has a rich cultural heritage. According to Miwok and Ohlone mythology, it was the point of creation; wherein Mount Diablo and Reed’s Peak were surrounded by water, and from these two islands the creator Coyote and his assistant Eagle-man made Native American people and the world. In another story, Molok the Condor brought forth his grandson Wek-Wek the Falcon Hero, from within the mountain.
Mount Diablo was purchased by the state of California in 1931 and was converted to a state park to preserve the pristine beauty of the area. Today, the park encompasses more than 20,000 acres and is enjoyed mostly by Bay Area residents seeking some solitude from the area’s fast-paced life. Hikers, campers, cyclists, and equestrian enthusiasts enjoy this bountiful region that is so important to their way of life.
Steve Thomas has now taken the grandeur of Mount Diablo and framed it beautifully in this throw-back travel style poster. The simplicity, yet highly detailed and accurate painting, uses limited colors consisting primarily of orange and variations of green. This limited edition print comes in three sizes, 12x18 framed $190, 24x36 canvas $695 and 40x60 canvas $1,750, come see this beautiful piece in person.