Wood Chart map of Martha's Vineyard.
Known locally simply as "The Vineyard", the island is best known as an affluent summer colony. Most of its homes are seasonally occupied, and in the summer the population swells from 15,000 to over 100,000. It's accessible only by boat or by air. Lucky you if you've spent time on The Vineyard! We're envious.
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.