Wood Chart map of Nantucket, MA.
Nantucket is primarily a summer colony on the Eastern Seaboard. Most of its homes are seasonally occupied, and in the summer months the island's population swells from 10,000 to over 50,000. It's accessible only by boat or by air.
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.