Supercompressor

Laser-made maps of underwater worlds

Joe McGauley Published On 01/07/2013 Published On 01/07/2013

Offering a fascinating 3D peek at the topography beneath North America's pre-eminent water bodies, Below The Boat's a collection of 26 framed "bathymetric charts" rendered from handpainted stacks of laser-cut Baltic birch. There're detailed landscapes for locales on the East and West coasts, e.g., SF Bay, Puget Sound, Cape Cod, the Keys... ... plus a handful of lakes, including the Greats, George, and Tahoe, which is surprisingly deep considering how popular it is with shallow Angelenos.

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