MOUNTAINS UNDER SEAS
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.