Wood Chart map of Long Island Sound including Long Island, The Thimble Islands, and Fishers Island
Centered around the Hamptons, this chart details the beauty of the Atlantic estuary known as Long Island Sound. Its tidal marshes are some of the most productive in the world, producing three to seven tons of vegetation per year, largely in the form of salt marsh grasses. When this grass is flushed out into the sound, it directly contributes to the great finfish and shellfish production the area has become known for.
Starting with a bathymetric chart (the underwater equivalent of a topographic map), we use laser-cutters to carve the contours into sheets of Baltic birch and glue them together to create a powerful visual depth. We hand stain select layers blue so it's easy to discern land from water, etch major byways into the land, then frame the whole thing in a custom, solid-wood frame and protect it with a sheet of durable, ultra-transparent Plexiglas.