Underwater topographic charts

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 16 January 2013

Husband-and-wife team Robbie and Kara Johnson are behind Below the Boat, which offers wooden bathymetric charts (like topographic maps, but underwater instead of on land) for sale. Laser-cut and glued together, the results look really lush. It’s fascinating how topography can exist underwater as well as over land.

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Anthropomorphic Nature Walk with Amy Green

Kate Farrall Reader Find

By Kate Farrall in New Art on Wednesday 8 February 2012

Anthropomorphic Animals are at home in the watercolor and ink artwork of Northern California artist, Amy Green. Carefully carved from their environments, they are viewed like the biology lab specimens that have inspired her since her youth. Her love of topographical maps is evident by the deft use of ink that defines the edges and inner workings of her beasts. Luckily she’s willing to share what a nature walk in her mind looks like with the rest of us.

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