MOUN­TAINS UN­DER SEAS

Passage Maker - - @Rest - Learn more about Nep­tune Maps at: nep­tunemaps.com A close-up of one of Peter Henjo’s charts. Peter is the artist, founder, and owner of Nep­tune Maps. Just about any can be made to or­der.

Peter Henjo, founder and artist be­hind Nep­tune Maps, be­lieves that too of­ten peo­ple miss the beauty of the shapes and moun­tain­ous char­ac­ter­is­tics be­low the wa­ter: “The ba­thym­e­try of the bay ... in my opin­ion, is on a par with the breath­tak­ing panora­mas above it, but so much less ac­ces­si­ble. With this in mind, I set about bring­ing these bathy­met­ric land­scapes to life so they can be given the ad­mi­ra­tion they de­serve.” Henjo is first and fore­most an artist, but his in­ter­est in ev­ery­thing from mod­ern-day to vin­tage charts led him to start Nep­tune Maps, a cus­tom ser­vice that cre­ates three-di­men­sional lan­scapes from every­day wa­tery scenes. Ac­cord­ing to Henjo, “Nep­tune Maps al­lows me to com­bine my pas­sion, pa­tience, and cre­ativ­ity into beau­ti­ful art­work for ev­ery­one to en­joy.” Among other des­ti­na­tions, Peter’s lat­est projects have in­cluded Mon­terey Bay and Tampa Bay, Lake On­tario, Nan­tucket Is­land, the Hawai­ian is­lands, and many more.

Each framed piece con­sists of up to a dozen lay­ers of ac­tual marine charts, care­fully cut away to re­veal the three-di­men­sional depth of the wa­ter be­neath the waves. Fi­nal touches in­clude fram­ing, op­tional dis­play light­ing, and can in­clude charts from any­where in the world, and from any age.

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