Bainbridge Island, Washington
This high detail map on painted pine displays Bainbridge Island and the surrounding area with Suquamish and Agate Pass to the north and Manchester and Rich Passage to the south. The intricacy of the map invites the observer to linger over the island's many bays, inlets, and miles of Puget Sound shoreline. From there, one may notice the Washington State ferry routes or the lightly engraved trees of the Grand Forest. No matter how many times you look at this map, each glance is sure to invite discovery. With this piece, the timelessness of cartographic art speaks for itself.
Our process uses micro-3D engraving to represent fine details across several layers of the artwork. Each meticulously mapped layer is represented by a specific laser intensity and frequency, resulting in an engraving with subtle nuance in its gloss, depth, and texture. For example, bridges and overpasses are mapped to the lowest power, so they are represented on the top layer (least engraved), while large roads and tunnels are set to high power for the extra depth. Farms, forest and parks landscapes, industrial areas, universities, and schools all have distinct textures that distinguish them on the map. Water, in all its forms, is represented by a mesmerizing wave pattern. Open natural areas are left untouched.
Materials used: Solid pine and latex paint
Mounting: Inset keyhole
Weight: 1 lbs.
Wood Type: Locally sourced pine
Country of Origin: USA
Map data is provided by Open Street Maps and ESRI for accurate cartographic projections and is processed to allow Alpha Channel Design to produce custom large area maps with the maximum level of map detail at the highest resolution the material can handle (typically 300-600dpi).