This panting is the result of a grant from LINC (the Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture) to become a part of National Geographic's map division. As well as Carol McArdle, nine other artists were chosen to paint parts of the Everglades. The locations they chose, with the resulting artwork became a part of the NatGeo map.
What does this mean? Click here to see a photo of Carol starting "Magic and Mystery in the Big Cypress Preserve" and the map that you can click on to see where the artists created thier artwok of.