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lake topography art


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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 4/29/2015.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

A proof will not be sent for the 8 x 10 size.

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Visual Voyage

A lake is more than just a body of water. Transport yourself back to the tree-lined lake you splashed in every summer or the serene stretch of water you sailed on your honeymoon.

The medium and large pieces in this series are three-dimensional maps that capture memorable sites in painted birch plywood, while the small iteration tells the history in one-dimension. Each bathymetric piece drinks deeply from traditional studies of the earth's surface, displaying up to eight levels of the waters' depths on terraced sheets of wood. Surrounding roads, towns and state lines give context and show how vast lake systems (such as the Great Lakes) connect to neighboring states.

With over 4,000 lakes and coastal regions available, you're bound to find a favorite to display with pride or to pass along as a treasured keepsake.

Pieces are laser-cut, hand-assembled, and framed in an oak shadowbox in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Click here to see a complete list of available lakes and coastal regions.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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glass, stain, birch plywood, oak frame
Small: 8"H x 10"W; Medium: 16" H x 20" W; Large: 24" H x 30" W
Based on the orientation of the lakes chosen, some measurements will be opposite. For example based on orientation of lakes art work could be either 16x20 or 20x16.
Care: dust frame with a soft cloth, clean glass with soft cloth and glass cleaner.
Level of detail will vary based on lake chosen.

Please note that the 8 x 10 size is one dimensional, and topographical information is shown with one level of laser cutting, as opposed to multiple levels.

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